As one of the organizers of this event I hope you all make it out to Board Game Jam! We’re putting together a weekend filled with building board games and playing them. We figure that through play we can build a bunch of games to bring more fun to the world as well as liven up the gaming community.
It’s happening January 29th-30th and we’d love to see you come out and make a game – particularly if the game is about good things!
Board Game Jam is an opportunity to play creatively with a freedom not normally seen these days. Itâ€™s a celebration of simplicity, and a return to some pretty awesome fundamentals. Do you love board games? Then youâ€™re perfectly qualified to do this.
The point is that board games are both wonderfully accessible and quite deep. Everyone can intuitively understand the basics of what goes into making a board game. On a mechanical level, itâ€™s simple arts and crafts. For people looking to be creative, that can be a great change from making a film or any kind of digital media, which require significant technical knowledge and a team of specialists. But making a board game can be lead you down a rabbit-hole into a world of rich creative exploration and sophisticated design. Like the best games of any sort, making a board game is both easy to learn, and tough to master.
Check out Board Game Jam!
Here’s the Facebook event page.