Playing Games While I’m Board…


Amidst the whirlwind of panic and confusion in recent weeks with the Coronavirus taking the country by storm, I found myself unable to attend the first and what would be only two in-person seminars for BCM300: Game Making. With that, came no experience of playing the given board games with classmates, and thus I have had to come up with my own solution. While not ideal, I think the result was perfect for creating my own unique experience, as I tackled Monopoly and Texas Hold’em… with my mum.

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Firstly, Monopoly. A mass-market family game, its first iteration came in 1903 as Elizabeth Magie looked to create a tool to demonstrate her political beliefs. My experience of the game was far from politically driven, however, as even a civil game amongst family members, purchasing properties and spending time in prison all in a bid to be the victor with all…

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