From the company that brought you Shroedinger's Cats, it's Pavlov's Dogs (anyone want to be their next game will be Darwin's Finches?). It's a new party game where players take on the role of pooches that are trying to complete different tests brought about by famous dogtors of old (not a typo). How fast are your reflexes? How good is your memory? You'll find out when playing Pavlov's Dogs. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Pavlov’s Dogs is a fast, engaging card game of following the rules and acting like fools! This cooperative psychological brain buster will test your memory and conditioning. You’ll be drooling for more!
Play as dogs taking tests from esteemed DOGTORS like Sigmund Fetch, Abby Maslow, and Collie Jung!
Dr. Ivan Pavlov introduced the concept of classical conditioning through his experiments with dogs. Pavlov’s theory was that a learned procedure pairs a stimulus with a conditioned response. Pavlov would ring a BELL and then give dogs food. After the dogs had been conditioned to this procedure, anytime Doctor Pavlov would ring a BELL the dogs would salivate in anticipation of getting food.
GAMES are all about a STIMULUS and a RESPONSE so why not play a game that IS about Classical Conditioning?! With Pavlov’s Dogs you can try your hand at conditioning your friends, family, and yourself!
In Pavlov’s Dogs, players are dogs taking tests from a group of famous Dogtors like Sigmund Fetch, Abby Maslow, and Collie Jung!
Dogs work together to succeed in a series of tests which will analyze their memory and recall skills. Players take turns acting as the DOGTOR to ensure the other dogs are following the rules. Dogtor's rules modify card values, change player actions, add verbal responses, or add physical actions to the test.
Even if you don’t pass every test your love of dogs, psychology, or games will have you drooling for more Pavlov’s Dogs!!!
The campaign's about 1/3 of the way to its goal with 21 days left to go.