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Tiered Participation is most commonly found in Category:Alternate Reality Games such as Conspiracy for Good and Momentum. Wizard's Apprentice is an example of a Computer-Augmented Board Game designed to support one player - typically a parent - that is only moderately interest in the game but instead more interested in supporting the other players - typically children - so they can have an engaging and fun experience.
Weaker examples of the pattern can be found in games where non-players can observe the gameplay and give advice. While this can occur in most games, it is probably the most socially acceptable and less disturbing in Category:Puzzle Games, e.g. Angry Birds or Continuity. The pattern becomes strong when observers can choose to join the game and become players, as is supported for example Gauntlet or Lego Star Wars series.
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New pattern created in this wiki. See the paper Emerging Participatory Culture Practices: Player-Created Tiers in Alternate Reality Games for the first academic treatment of the concept.
- Dena, C. (2008). Emerging Participatory Culture Practices: Player-Created Tiers in Alternate Reality Games. Convergence (14), 1, 41-57. Sage.