Autumn Term 2017

Global Warming: Playtest

Start date: 20th September 2017

End date: 10th October 2017

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: John Dalton Building, E005

In this meeting we’ll be playtesting a new game that Paul Wake and Sam Illingworth have been working on, the idea of which is to communicate global warming via tabletop gaming.


Date: 17th October 2017

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: John Dalton Building, E007

In this meeting we’ll be meeting up with students from Manchester Met’s gaming society VAGUE to play some horror themed games in preparation for our events in International Games Week.


Date: 28th October 2017

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Location: The Shed/Digital Innovation. Manchester.

This interdisciplinary, one-day Symposium brings together academics, PG students and practitioners to examine the transformation of Japan in the Digital Age, and the transformation of the Digital Age through Japanese culture, practice, politics, technologies, industries and beyond. Keynote speakers: Ian Condry, Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies, Global Studies and Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Gen-i Kazuhito (源井 和仁), award-winning media practitioner and Managing Director of Because Co. Ltd, Japan. For more information, please get in touch with Dr. Esperanza Miyake.


Date: 31st October 2017

Time: 10:00 - 14:00

Location: Chat Zone, All Saints Library

As part of International Games Week, we’re running a day of horror-themed gaming in the Chat Zone of All Saints Library. Come and join us, we’ll be playing Mysterium, Dead of Winter, Pandemic: Cthulhu Reign, and many more spooky games for Halloween.

Summer Term, 2017

19 April 2017. The Salutation, 1-3pm. Playtest – Choose Your Own Researcher Adventure

3 May 2017. The Salutation, 5-7pm. Playtest – Gloom of Kilforth 

17 May 2017. The Salutation,  5-7pm. Playtest – 1066, Tears to Many Mothers

31 May 2017. The Salutation, 6-8pm. Session with Playfuel

21 June 2017. The Salutation, 9am-5pm. Multiplatform 2017 

12-14 July. Brooks Building, Playful Learning Conference 2017


Spring Term 2017

11 January 2017. The Salutation, 1-3pm. Boss Monster.

1 February 2017. The Salutation 201, 5-7pm. Digital Gaming: DOOM

8 February 2017. The Salutation, 1-3pm. Playtest – Social Capital and Thriving Communities board game

22 February 2017. The Salutation, 5-7pm. Storytelling Games: Gloom

1 March 2017. The Salutation, 1-3pm. Playtest – The Game of Resilience

22 March 2017. The Salutation, 6-8pm. Magic: The Gathering.


Autumn Term 2016

21 September 2016. Special Collections, 1-3pm. Mascarade.

12 October 2016. The Salutation, 6-9pm. Dead of Winter.

26 October 2016. Special Collections, 1-3pm. Munchkin.

9 November 2016. The Salutation, 6-9pm. Carcassonne.

23 November 2016. The Salutation, 1-3pm. Playtest – Scholarship of Learning and Teaching game.

7 December 2016. The Wharf, 7:30-9:30pm. Mysterium.