Friday Games: Kolejka (Queue)

This Friday, we’ll be playing Kolejka, a board game about queueing for scarce food and necessities in 1980’s communist Poland!

Players line up family members in neighborhood stores in the hopes of obtaining toilet paper, shoes, sugar, and the occasional luxury, employing a variety of tactics to shift their position in the queue, while keeping the Speculators at bay. Developed by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance the game smartly employs satire in both mechanic and aesthetic design.

We will start at 4pm ET in MIT room 26-153. You can also watch online on our TwitchTV stream.

Philip Tan is the creative director for the MIT Game Lab. He teaches CMS.608 Game Design and CMS.611J/6.073J Creating Video Games at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the past 6 years, he was the executive director for the US operations of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, a game research initiative. He complements a Master's degree in Comparative Media Studies with work in Boston's School of Museum of Fine Arts, the MIT Media Lab, WMBR 88.1FM and the MIT Assassins' Guild, the latter awarding him the title of "Master Assassin" for his live-action roleplaying game designs. He also founded a DJ crew at MIT.

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