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Game Maker’s Guild October Workshop “Asymmetrical Interaction in Co-op Board Games”

October 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hosted by the MIT Game Lab and the Game Maker’s Guild

The Game Makers Guild has a special opportunity this month. Mikael Jakobsson is a Research Scientist at the MIT Game Lab who has a longstanding professional interest in co-located collaborative games, both video games and board games. While these games allow for unique and very rewarding gaming experiences, they also come with some inherent pit falls that designers need to be aware of. In the case of board games, there is a well known issue referred to as alpha gaming or quarterbacking. This issue is especially prevalent in co-op games.

In this workshop, the MIT Game Lab invites the Game Makers Guild for discussion and conceptualization around the future of asymmetrical interaction modes in co-op board games.

To engage the participants in a practical exercise, the format will be: begin with a short talk, split the participants in groups, and finish off with a discussion.

RSVP required via the Game Maker’s Guild’s Meetup Page:


October 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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20 Ames St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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