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Vince Siu

Co-Founder, Press Start Hong Kong in Hong Kong

Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games

PRESENTED ON MAY 25, 2016
IN HONG KONG @ VOL 27

"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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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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BY HIROHISA KATO
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Hirohisa Kato,C o-working space Asahikawa 37 management.

Kato, who operates a co-working space, offering a venue for self-study and seminars, shares a presentation about gathering people to play the board game Catan. Enjoy his passion for the the game as he happily share about it and other board games.

Co-working space Asahikawa 37

Every day they host board game tournament.
Please contact them to learn more.

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Board Games for Life

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

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BY MARTIN SYMONS
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Martin Symons gives an engaging and entertaining talk on the politics of playing board games with the family during the Christmas holidays - and encourages us to play more throughout the year!

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

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Risk and Legacy

BY GLYN CANNON
@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

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Designing an Intersection: Jubilee Games and Coffee

BY MICHAEL GRUBB
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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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Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up A Board Game

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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.

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