Carly A. Kocurek, PhD - Games, Scholarship, Media

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Going Cardboard: Documentary

I was fortunate enough to get to see Going Cardboard, a board game documentary by first-time director Lorien Green. The documentary features interviews with board gamers, including collectors and critics, as well as both well established and aspiring game designers.… Read the rest

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Pole Position to Family Game Night: Fun for the Whole Family

Pole Position to Family Game Night: Fun for the Whole Family

This television spot for Atari’s Pole Position (1982, Namco) has one of my favorite exchanges of all time. As the camera physically invades the space of the family car, focusing on the bespectacled, bow-tied father driving the vehicle, an aggressive voice shouts at him:

Hey!

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Pandemic and Collaboration in Games

Box cover for Pandemic Boardgame

Cover of Pandemic

A few weeks ago, some friends had us over for a game night. We played a few hands of Pirate Fluxx, during which I tried, unsuccessfully, to argue that I should get “talk like a pirate” points for speaking in my normal voice, since I had participated in the heyday of Napster when I went to college.… Read the rest

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