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STEP Lab (E15-301)

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20 Ames St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

October 2016

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

October 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
STEP Lab (E15-301), 20 Ames St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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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.

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