anarystAnaryst is a board game meant to teach children and adults about IP, in the hopes of inspiring them to enter the IP field.

It’s a roll and move game that bears no slight-resemblance to Monopoly. You travel the board trying to acquire 15 different IP rights in the hopes of actually being able to produce something. Or, you can try your hand at being a patent troll and sue inventors trying to produce something who land on your rights (or send them to court or to jail).

Interestingly, source quotes Sanjay Subrahmanyan saying that marketing a board game in India is difficult, as the big companies like Funskool hold all the IP rights to the big product lines.

And intertestingly, an embedded video at source quotes the author as saying that the game will be freely available to play online and released as open source for others to take and adapt.