What is a Microgame?
Love Letter to Series: The World's Smallest Sports Games (Famous Games Company) series by microgame industry leader Rob Bartel, microgames are starting to arrive. And the roots of microgames go way back, with quite a few previous published games that could fit the definition. But what is a microgame? Obviously it is a game that is small. But how small? And what kind of small? What exactly defines a game as a microgame?
These are the questions I asked in the forums, and got many answers. I proposed a microgame as being any edition of a game with 20 components or less in a retail package of 20 cubic inches or less. However, this excludes a number of games that many consider to be classic examples. Instead of debating the semantics or attempting to immediately come up with arbitrary definitions, let's try this:
Add any game to this list that you feel fits the category of "microgame". Feel free to comment on any additions about if you do or don't feel like the game is micro enough, whatever that means to you.
Let's celebrate small things!
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