The gamejam has three themes. Participants must address one or more of the themes in their game. Games which address more themes will be rated higher.

The themes for The Arbitrary Gamejam 10 are:


Plant (Brassica oleracea, variety italica), form of cabbage of the mustard family. A fast-growing, upright, branched, annual plant, it bears dense green clusters of edible flower buds. Native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor. Broccoli thrives in moderate to cool climates. Its flavour resembles that of cabbage but is somewhat milder. It is one of the most broadly nutritious of all common vegetables. Image of broccoli from Wikipedia


blemished, damaged, or imperfect in some way: flawed crystals. (of a person) having a weakness in character: a flawed hero.


an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy;

to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something or someone else;

an animal, person, or object offered in a sacrifice

The first two themes are generated using a random word generator. TAG is intentionally arbitrary to encourage outside-the-box thinking and wild combinations. The host picks the third theme and special bonus rules.

Themes from previous TAGs:

This will hopefully give you an idea of the degree of unexpectedness to expect, and the games that resulted:

TAG # Generated Generated Chosen by Host
#01 Invalescence Depilation Wrecking
#02 Concludent Scrimping Defenestration
#03 Scarlatina Anabasis Biodiversity
#04 Lava Love Hurts Be A Stranger To Fear
#05 Mechanization Bertha Damn the torpedoes FULL SPEED AHEAD!
#06 Outsider Drawback Affection
#07 Nitrogenize Derogative Squash
#08 Deprive Cow Detectable
#09 Runner Expedited Decay

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