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In the middle of reading the New York Magazine article, Happy Birthday iPhone: You’re Ruining Everything, I was brought to a screeching halt by a very brief mention of an invented game called “Phonestack”. Phone what?  A brilliant game (some call it social engineering masquerading as a bar game) that I think could completely recivilize dinner and social gatherings. 
Here’s the deal:
1) As you arrive, each person places their phone facedown in the center of the table.
2) As the meal goes on, you’ll hear various texts and emails arriving… and you’ll do absolutely nothing. 
3) You’ll face temptation—maybe even a few involuntary reaches toward the middle of the table—but you’ll be bound by the single, all-important rule of the phone stack. 
Whoever picks up their phone is footing the bill. 
Nothing like a financial incentive to instill etiquette.Bon Appetite!

curiositycounts:

In the middle of reading the New York Magazine article, Happy Birthday iPhone: You’re Ruining Everything, I was brought to a screeching halt by a very brief mention of an invented game called “Phonestack”. Phone what?  A brilliant game (some call it social engineering masquerading as a bar game) that I think could completely recivilize dinner and social gatherings. 

Here’s the deal:

1) As you arrive, each person places their phone facedown in the center of the table.

2) As the meal goes on, you’ll hear various texts and emails arriving… and you’ll do absolutely nothing. 

3) You’ll face temptation—maybe even a few involuntary reaches toward the middle of the table—but you’ll be bound by the single, all-important rule of the phone stack.
 

Whoever picks up their phone is footing the bill. 

Nothing like a financial incentive to instill etiquette.
Bon Appetite!

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    I heart this!
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  5. dancinginthetaiga reblogged this from journo-geekery and added:
    Best idea I’ve heard in a while..
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    o.O Fascinating.
  10. journo-geekery reblogged this from drewvigal and added:
    I’m kinda glad I’ve not yet been asked to “play”.
  11. unfolded-proteins reblogged this from baaarrooon and added:
    Perfect idea!!!
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    Ez! Zseniális :D
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  23. ligaturesignature reblogged this from curiositycounts and added:
    definitely would have major problems with this.
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    Play to win.
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