Game Night Just Got a Digital Upgrade: ‘The Deck’ —Unique Cooperative Game Simulator

Igor Steblii
7 min readJun 11, 2023

The inspiration for “The Deck” came from a situation many of us have experienced. Imagine gathering with friends for a game night, only to realize that nobody has the necessary cards. Frustrating, right? This dilemma sparked the idea of leveraging technology to create a solution.

The primary goal of “The Deck” is to provide a user-friendly and cooperative digital game environment for playing classic games that were usually played with cards on paper. One of the standout features of “The Deck” is its unique ability to assign one device as the “table” (a.k.a. deck). By placing this device in the middle of the group, all players can witness the real-time state of the cards. This adds a new level of immersion making it a truly captivating experience.

Inspiration for The Deck game

Game Flow

First, let's look at the result 👨‍💻. I ideated on what might be the perfect UX for such a solution and settled on the next steps (here we are using Android TV as the table):

  1. The game host selects the game and creates a game room