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Tabletop Chemistry

As part of International Games Week, the Games Research Network worked with libraries in the North West and South West of the UK to deliver a series of activities that brought together tabletop games and chemistry. Tabletop Chemistry was funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and together with our colleagues at ErrantScience we  developed creative learning resources that use “off-the-shelf” games to generate a dialogue around chemistry: specifically, in understanding the differences between elements and compounds. read more

Chester Gamescon

On Sunday 4th November, Storyhouse in Chester are organising their very own Gamescon. Taking place throughout the building as part of International Games Week, there is a games library of over 100 games free for people to play in a large exhibition space, including several chemistry games as part of a Games Research Network and Royal Society of Chemistry collaboration. There will also be help from Cake, Battle and Roll who are bringing some of their 300 strong collection, an escape room designed by Storyhouse young leaders, Conservation and Palm Oil games led by Chester Zoo, workshops on how to create your own board game for children, and a Game for Change workshop too. read more

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Earlier this year the Games Research Network asked if I could write a brief blog post introducing my research. Cue various conferences, college projects, impending deadlines, a series of viral infections and a fair amount of procrastination, and we’re finally here, my first ever blog post.

Before you a city lies in ruins. Buildings burn whilst flaming meteors fall from the heavens. Gathered on a roof-top, viewing the devastation, our heroes are addressed by their leader… read more

The Board Game Book

In a special guest post, games journalist Owen Duffy tells us what on earth possessed him to put together a book about board games, and then launch it on Kickstarter.

When I tell people I’m working on a book about board games, I get a range  of responses. Everything from: “That’s great!,” to: “That sounds like hard work,” to: “That’s nice, sir, but would you like a bag with your shopping?” read more

Tranzfuser

We are delighted to share the news that Manchester Met has successfully been appointed a local hub as part of the UK Games Fund’s Tranzfuser programme. As part of the programme, a team of recent graduates and current students from across the university will be housed in the university’s The Shed building, working to turn their game idea into a working demo over the next three months. read more

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