If you're worried that playing games like Magic will leave you branded a nerd, you're going to want to avoid CPU Wars -- a game based on CPU specs -- like the plague.
The game's creator, Harry Mylonadis, doesn't make any illusions about CPU Wars' target market -- it was created by geeks, for geeks. It's your basic trump style card game, but instead of dealing damage to your opponents with mythical weapons and spells, you strategically rely on the tech specs of 30 different CPUs from the past 40 years to one-up your opponents.
In order to stomach the cost of a large printing run to make the game financially feasible, Harry has turned to Kickstarter to raise the $US3500 he needs. With 21 days to go he's almost a third of the way there, and a pledge of just $US15 will secure you your own deck, complete with static bag packaging. [Kickstarter via PCWorld]