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The Instructables Card Game - Be part of our latest joint project, earn Patches while doing so. Answered

Want to help? Fancy some patches? Read on…

It has been a short while since the Three Deserts did anything big, so I am here to introduce our latest effort!

The Instructables Card Game!

The Instructables Card Game was inspired by the famous card game Top Trumps.
Instead of cars, or planes, the entire game will be made from Instructables Members!
The game will battle the stats from different members against each other.

We have already selected 100 candidates to be in the deck, and they know who they are. We have some spaces left, so to make sure we have a good variety, we decided to ask you to help us.

If you think there is someone that should be in the deck, shout out their name in the commments! That way you help to confirm the members we have chosen, and draw our attention to others that could be included.

Oh, and by the way, every new unique suggestion will earn yourself a nice shiny Patch.

(patches limited to one per member)


You should make a new one, now that everyones stats are higher. Just a suggestion

I'm not saying v1.0 is bad, heck i think its really cool. I'm just saying that there are many new members since them who might have updated stats etc.

I know, I'm just saying that the guys put a lot of work into it last time, so maybe somebody else ought to try for v2.0?

I see your point now. I could try but i'm just a kid and don't have the proper materials.

You have a computer...

Maybe your best contribution could be to persuade folk to buy up the last sets, then a new list of people to be in a new deck.

Ahhh.... but do i have a working printer? (trying to fix it). I'll start making the cards tommorow after i get back from camp.

Wait, read the instructable: the cards were designed by 'iblers, but printed professionally, the same style as Top Trump cards.

I think there may still be a few copies of the first set left - I'm not sure it's financially sensible to make another set unless enough people promise to buy a set in advance.

I wish we got those pack of cards as contest prizes in some contests instead of sugru or maybe first prize gets these pack of cards! I would be very excited!

There is about 10 packs of the original set still left. I sell one every now and then!

Have they broken even yet?

True enough, I would buy one if I was in it....ahh wishful thinking

How does the game work?  Anybody work out a rules system or anything?

It probably works like every other Top-Trumps game, by comparing stats.

Dj radio.

Only other person I can think of.

Thanks for including me by the way! :D

Is there some THING I am supposed to DO ? 


8 years ago

I got your PM, I accept.

 I will help out! If you give me a list of people who are going to be on it, i will get all their "stats" and report back :)

We have a Perl script to do that.  But thanks :)

 Led Zeppelin was active a while back...

How about Shadowman39?

He has posted many quality Instructables and he has about a 40/60 featured rate.

Also, he comments loads and is a great part of the community :-)


Among the somewhat "newer" members, I'd like to propose


and from the perhaps not so obvious regulars

rimar2000 (one of the few non-English-speaking profigates)

I suspect that with a list of 100, they're all "blindingly obvious"


8 years ago



Kiteman, Goodhart, Canida, =SMART=, all very cool and smart people who helped me numerous times!   :)

It's great to still see you around, I thought you left! :)

Yes! You're still alive!



 Oblivitus !!!!!!!

140+ subbers
thousands of comments
huge orange board 1300+
tens of thousands of views on his ibles

Since you haven't provided a list of who is already included, you're likely to receive a lot of redundant suggestions.

That's kind of the idea; "That way you help to confirm the members we have chosen"

If people already in the list keep getting their names suggested, that means the right people are in the list.

 And that we have not missed any one blindingly obvious..

although I don't suppose he is around anymore.

.  If you mean comodore, see the comment in this topic dated Mar 19, 2010 12:00 PM. :)

 I would like to see =SMART=, he makes good instructables and has been really nice to everyone! also I wan't to suggest Dan, he made quite a few instructables and I've met him at the makers faire once and hes a pretty cool guy!

In no spicific order here's some names that I haven't seen mentioned yet.  Some for thier great ibles... others for thier good advice, wisdom, and wit.

Phil B
Lithium Rain


8 years ago

 AlexTheGreat, though he has not done anything in a long time.

Ninzerbean? She has a good featured to non-featured ratio :D

Yes, I'll second, and AngryRedhead while she's just popped into my mind.