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Dan Heck

Competitive Scrabble

PRESENTED ON JAN 13, 2011
IN DES MOINES @ VOL 3

Dan Heck is part of the Des Moines Scrabble Club. He outlines the meeting times, rules, and type of people that come. He also explains the differences between competitive scrabble and leisurely scrabble as well as giving some tips on how to win.

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The Olympic Games and Derbyshire

BY RORY SLATER
@ VOL 6 ON JUL 25, 2012

Rory Slater's presentation reveals what role the county of Derbyshire played in this year's Olympic Games. (in English)

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Life as a Digital Designer

BY HAZEL SAVAGE
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 19, 2014

Hazel Savage is a Nottingham-based digital designer, who builds various games, physical games, silly games and silly physical games. You can play the games mentioned in her presentation here. Hazel is also a part of GameCity - The world’s friendliest videogame festival.

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Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games

BY VINCE SIU
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

"Boardgames are as old as civilization itself."

In Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games from PechaKucha Night Hong Kong Vol. 27Vincent Siu and Wes Mui share a bit about the history, development and social aspects of board games, and its new renaissance. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 30th, 2016. 

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Board Games for Life

BY MICHAEL ROSS
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"If actual life was a board game, it would probably get pretty bad reviews nowadays."

Engineer and self-professed nerd Michael Ross talks board games—sure, they're loads of fun, but what, exactly, has caused their recent skyrocketing popularity as an inclusive, immersive, and sometimes very competitive source of community and socializing?

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Boardgaming in Dayton

BY JOSHER LUMPKIN
@ VOL 29 ON DEC 15, 2016

Explore the world of board games through Josher Lumpkin's eyes, from the classics to the obscure!

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The Mystery League

BY SANDOR WEISZ
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Sandy Weisz, founder of the Mystery League,  is a purveyor of puzzle hunts.

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Designing an Intersection: Jubilee Games and Coffee

BY MICHAEL GRUBB
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

When Michael Grubb and his fellow co-founders started offering coffee, board games, and face-to-face play at their monthly pop-ups and game nights, they started finding something more than “fun”--they found a city hungry for connection and new ideas. Exploring the social novelty of the events themselves and the theory behind the national board game boom, Michael makes a case for the cultural value of gaming. 

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Tech Art - Creative endeavours in a games industry:  where art and code meet

BY ROBERT VAN DUURSEN
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

Robert van Duursen speaks about his adventure in the games industry and his creative endeavours.

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Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up A Board Game

BY CORTLAND MERCER
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

In an era of increasing civic and social isolation, Cortland Mercer describes the resurgent role that board games and board game cafes play in strengthening relationships and building community.