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Surrealist Games

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Surrealism was started in Paris near the end of WWI, and despite much speculation to the contrary, has become an international movement and never quite vanished. It encompasses a vast variety of subversion and therefore defies much explanation.

Surrealist games often include the "irrational embellishment" of ideas or objects, as well as the irrational placement of several ideas or objects together. Surrealist poetry is often incomprehensible. The object of most of these games and poems seems to be to create something nonsensical out of sense.