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Hasbro And Harmonix Are Making A Music Card Game

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Coming this September to whichever stores will have it, Dropmix is a collaboration between toy maker Hasbro and music game masters Harmonix that sees players using cards placed on a game board to create unique mixes of licensed music via connected mobile device. Huh.

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Dropmix, shown behind doors at both Toy Fair and GDC last month, is a strange amalgam of physical and digital that’s used to create strange amalgams of music. Players place cards containing the bass, beat, loops or vocals of a song on the five slots of the Dropmix board. As soon as a card is placed, the corresponding sound begins playing on the Android or iOS device connected to the board. As multiple cards are placed, the mobile app seamlessly combines them into a single track.

Same song, different tracks.
Same song, different tracks.
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The cards utilize NFC (near-field communication) tech to be read by the board. Here’s a list of songs initially represented.

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The Dropmix Muisc Gaming System includes 60 cards and the game board, and will be available in September for $99.99. Additional 16 and 5 card packs will be released for $14.99 and $4.99 respectively, with new cards released throughout 2017. There will be more than 300 cards available this year.

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While I’m unclear on how the actual game portion of Dropmix works, using cards to mix music together is a novel idea. We’ll have more info on how it actually works when Dropmix drops this September.

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, keyboards, toys, snacks, and other unsavory things.

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DISCUSSION

DarkSunDown

I’m feeling the flow! Please let this be a hit so Konami can see YuGiOh mixed with NFC chips mixed with AR/VR with a real Duel Disk would be the a-mazing.