Meaningful Play 2016

International Academic Conference on Meaninful Play 2016
October 20-22, 2016
East Lansing, Michigan


Magic 8 Ball

Magic 8 Ball

Board Games Aren’t Dead Yet

Move Over Video Games, Board Games Aren’t Dead Yet
June 25, 2014

Board games are coming out of the closet, with store fronts popping up in a lot of communities. In Brooklyn, N.Y., Gamelab is place where people can get together and play different types of games.

I played cards and board games as a kid – you know, Go Fish, Monopoly, Clue.
But these games – Citadels, Avalon, Settlers of Catan – they’re foreign to me.

Ludo board game

Ludo board game

Ludo is a board game for two to four players, in which the players race their four tokens from start to finish according to die rolls. Like other cross and circle games, Ludo is derived from the Indian game Pachisi, but simpler.
The game and its variants are popular in many countries and under various names.

“Curious Jarod”
NBC Studios, Inc.

An Adventurer Returns To The Dungeon In ‘Dice And Men’

An Adventurer Returns To The Dungeon In ‘Dice And Men’
August 18, 2013

Of Dice and Men The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It
by David M. Ewalt
Hardcover, 276 pages

“Dungeons & Dragons is not a game that you necessarily win, or that even has an endpoint,” Ewalt says. “What you’re trying to do is grow your character over time, become more powerful, and tell a story.”

You know, I started to really fetishize those pieces of paper! This paper is important, this is my friend, this is my hero!

On the legacy of Dungeons & Dragons