Rube Goldberg Machines
Rube Goldberg machines are the opposite of practical. They are just plain fun, taking the maximum number of steps to achieve a goal. See videos of some recent ones here.
The popular 1963 board game Mouse Trap, as well as its sequels Crazy Clock (1964), and Fish Bait (1965) are based on Rube Goldberg machines. Some examples of Goldberg-inspired videogames are Incredibots, LittleBigPlanet, the 1990s-era series of The Incredible Machine games, and Crazy Machines. It is also possible to construct a Rube Goldberg Machine by using Garrys Mod, a game mod for Half Life 2 and other computer video games that use the Source game engine by Valve . Rube goldberg style machines are also popular with the Halo 3 community in videos such as Sniper Vs. Noob.
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