Using Modern Board Game Mechanisms to develop Simple Analog Serious Games


This workshop will start by addressing the history and developments that occurred in the board game culture and industry, focusing on the hobby board game innovations. The main characteristics, mechanics, and mechanisms of these new games will be analysed and explained in order to allow participants to consider and implement these designs in the development of new serious game solutions. The knowledge should be useful for analog, digital, and hybrid game development.

Curriculum Vitae

Micael Sousa is a researcher from CITTA/University of Coimbra and a Ph.D. candidate currently working with analog serious games for planning processes. Micael Sousa has been developing training sessions using and adapting modern board games for serious purposes and multiples objectives, like soft-skills training, board game design, and collaborative planning approaches, through which he won in 2019 the Portuguese national trainer prize. He is one of the founders of Asteriscos association and the Boardgamers de Leiria project that has been doing social innovation with modern board games.

Micael Sousa
University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal

Workshops can be proposed which fall within the scope of the conference.

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