Play Canada D’eh!


It’s glorious, and it’s free…to play.

Play The Future stands on guard for thee with “Canada D’eh!” a one-day prediction tournament set for Friday, July 1.

It’s a public event as vast, as varied, as interesting and as head-scratching as the country it is based on.

Inclusive and diverse, Canada D’eh! will feature 13 predictive questions; a sea-to-shining-sea scope that includes one for each province and territory that makes up this grand land of ours. Never before have history, geography, politics, moose, beer, mountains, hockey, maple syrup and beavers blended together in such a fascinating and entertaining manner.

With glowing hearts you’ll see questions and results rise throughout the day, at the end of which will be crowned a new Captain Canuck, who will win not merely the admiration of his or her fellow countrymen and women, but a $500 gift card from Canada’s largest book retailer, Indigo!

Play The Future is proud to present Canada D’eh!, the one-day prediction tournament about us. Friday, July 1, 2016.

Canada D’eh! About Canadians. For Canadians. And from a company so profoundly Canadian, we’re almost embarrassed to have hyped this event so heavily.

Play Startupfest! (Yes, We Said Play It…)


Over its five-year history, Startupfest has been many things to many people.

This year, it’s making history, because for the first time ever for any event anywhere, Startupfest will become a game…for all people.

Working in conjunction with my new start-up called Play The Future (our major credo: “Life’s a Game”), Startupfest 2016 will turn into a three-day, interactive prediction competition with a trio of daily winners, one overall champion, some kick-ass prizes, and a whole lot of brain-stretching fun.

How we do it relies on our other major credo: “If it can be measured, it can be played.” (Hey, everything can be played, even this blog post. Can you predict how many words long it will be…title included?) And while I can’t reveal the actual game questions just yet, suffice to say you’ll be asked to predict things like:

· How long a speaker will “actually” speak (yeah, they all “keep to time”)
· How many times one will use a particular swear word
· How many people will be in a particular tent at a particular time
· How many beers (and/or deals) will be consummated at the opening party
· The temperature in the tent village at high noon

…and so on.

Four questions a day for three days, with two separate, but simultaneous, competitions—one limited to those on-site, and one open to players spanning the entire country of Canada (see we meant by “all people”?). It’s just like trivia, except you can’t cheat by Googling the answers, because they haven’t happened yet. We call it “tomorrow’s trivia.”

The end result will be a layer of friendly competition, trash talk and surprise learnings draped over the world’s hippest and most relevant gathering of entrepreneurs and smart folk.

Playing Startupfest is easy. The whole thing takes place on your smartphone; click here for simple instructions on how and where to get the app.

Oh, and by the way, 338 words…including these.

But you already knew that, didn’t ya? 😉

Donald Trump: The Game (Playing Him is the Best Revenge)


Donald Trump’s Presidential run.

To some, it’s a dream come true.

To others, it’s a nightmare of epic proportions.

To us (and to you, too) it’s a game. Why just follow Donald Trump’s shenanigans when you can play them for prestige and prizes?

Play The Future is excited, albeit somewhat apprehensive, to announce that as of June 1, Donald Trump’s run for the White House will join our prestigious brand lineup on the PTF app.

As is the case with all PTF brands, players will be able to make up-to-the-minute, pinpointed predictions every two or three days about the madness, the mayhem, the words and the actions that surround the Republican contender for the world’s most powerful office. For example:

● How long will Trump’s Cleveland convention acceptance speech run?
● What % of votes will Trump get in the next HuffPo “Donald vs. Hillary” poll?
● How many tweets will Trump post from over the July 4th weekend?
● What % of Trump’s statements will be ranked “Pants on Fire” by Politifact?
● How many misspellings in Trump tweets this week?
● How many times will Hillary mention “Trump” in her appearance on The Tonight Show?

Yeah, we know…the possibilities are endless!

Like all other PTF predictions, each Trump question comes with two hints and a timely result to monitor player progress. In addition, there will be a PTF Trump leaderboard, where top players every month will take home such “great again” prizes like Trump-festooned sweaters, Trump-festooned toilet paper, Trump-focused card games and Trump-wannabe orange spray tans.

He’s been a hotel, an airline, a reality show, a wine and a steak. Now, finally, Donald Trump is a game.

You can follow him and herald his ascent with loyal passion.

You can jam your eyes blind shut in the hope that he will just go away.

But no matter where you stand on the spectrum, perhaps the best way to deal with Trump is to play him. From today until he is elected or defeated.

Donald Trump–The Game. Only on Play The Future.

Download it now on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.