This game might just make you (or your kids) realize how fun it can be to do some household chores.
Chore Wars is a web-based role-playing game. But instead of fantasizing you’re a blood-sucking vampire or a white-haired wizard, you’re yourself, in a party, doing chores.
Wait! Think of the possibilities! Each chore is a new adventure. Say it’s cleaning your own room. You can get other people to help you out with it, or do it by yourself. And what could possibly be exciting about that?
How about the innumerable treasures you can dig up under that pile of laundry or in the cabinet—loose change in your jeans, almost-expired candy, or that pencil you thought you had lost two weeks ago?
Or the creepy monsters underneath your bed and the cracks in your wall—ants, spiders, flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats, worms, lizards—hopefully not mixed with any radioactive substances?
Then, of course, when you’re finished triumphed over this breathtaking exercise, you’re awarded with XP. Pretty soon you would have leveled-up. And the cycle rinses, repeats.
Of course, the experience points won’t mean anything, and neither would the game as a whole if you didn’t actually do the chores in real life. Which brings us to the question: why do we have to do chores with Chore Wars, anyway? Well, think of it as a cool way to record your adventures with dirt & grime, creepy crawlies, and other real-life obstacles.
But seriously, RPG-ers have always been the most imaginative gamers, so why should they let chores remain boring and unattractive? Though not all gamers like this type of role playing, and while parents may have run out of persuasive fuel to get their kids to run errands, Chore Wars might give them an idea: sprinkle creativity into everything you do.
That’s the whole point of RPG-ing.