Think Design Play, 5th DiGRA conference
hosted by Utrecht School of the Arts
Panel on Modern Board Games
(15 september 2011)
Ben Kirman (lecturer in game design at the University of Lincoln, http://ben.kirman.org) and
José Zagal (game designer, scholar and researcher at DePaul University, http://facsrv.cs.depaul.edu/~jzagal).
Reiner Knizia (http://www.knizia.de/english.htm)
Chris Bateman (http://onlyagame.typepad.com/about.html)
Andrew Sheerin (http://www.terrorbullgames.co.uk)
James Wallis (http://www.spaaace.com/spaaace-people)
Douglas Wilson (http://game.itu.dk/index.php/Douglas_Wilson)
Armand Servaes (http://www.spelgroepphoenix.nl)
The panel brings together academics and practitioners from both sides of the digital gaming divide. They will attempt to explore what makes the modern board game interesting, and discuss the opportunities and challenges this evolving form of play presents and the impact that board games, and their study, should be having on game studies as a whole.