Friday, March 31, 2017

Harmony Celebrate Age - Games of Yore

Harmony - Celebrate Age is the magazine for silver citizens. In the October 2016 issue of this magazine, Kreedaa Kaushalya was featured (Games of Yore) on its 65th page with seven colour photographs. Six photographs carried the images of our products while the 7th showed a granny and her grand daughter enjoying a game of Haralu guni manay (Indian Mancala) which was made from papier machie.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Board Game Studies Colloquium XX - Programme

Tue 16 May 2017
17.00: Pre-Colloquium Boardgame Café Meet-Up
Bastard Café
Huset, Rådhusstræde 13, Ground Floor, 1466 Copenhagen K

Wed 17 May 2017
8.30-9.15: Registration
Room 15A.0.13 (Main Colloquium Venue)
University of Copenhagen, South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 Copenhagen S
9.15-10.00: Opening Address
Dr Irving L. Finkel, Assistant Keeper, British Museum, UK
Princes on the Floor of the Playroom
10.00-10.30: Coffee Break
10.30-12.00: Session 1a & 1b
1a) Tracing History I (Room 15A.0.13)
10.30-11.00: Marco Tibaldini: Minor Update about Board Games in Rome: Enigmatic Board Games in Early Catholic Contexts
11.00-11.30: Jonas Richter: Glückshaus: The Game of 7
11.30-12.00: Jakob Gloger: The Mystery of the Black 26-Sided Die
1b) Models, Metaphors, Meanings I (Room 27.1.49)
10.30-11.00: Marisa Uberti: The Symbolic Meanings of the Merels Board
11.00-11.30: Maria Schetelich: From India to Europe and Back: Comparing War Mentalities in Chess Variants through the Ages
11.30-12.00: Iris Ridder: Dame Fortune and God's Providence: A Conceptual Metaphor Analysis of a Swedish Dice Game Book from the 17th Century
12.00-13.30: Lunch Break
13.30-15.00: Session 2
Ancient Games (Room 15A.0.13)
13.30-14.00: Jennifer Genovese: Love Divination Games in Ancient Greece
14.00-14.30: Jiri Jakl: Board Games in Pre-Islamic Indonesia: Finds of Gaming Implements from Shipwreck Sites Considered against Old Javanese and Classical Malay Textual Evidence
14.30-15.00: Jacob Schmidt-Madsen: Phanjika Revisited: Notes On the Early History of Pachisi
15.00-15.30: Coffee Break
15.30-17.00: Session 3
Games Beyond Play (Room 15A.0.13)
15.30-16.00: Espen Aarseth: Does Senet Still Exist? The Ontology of a Game without Rules
16.00-16.30: Greger Sundin: Hainhofer at Play: The Games of an Art Cabinet
16.30-17.00: Ute L. Rettberg: Game Over: The End of Three Decades of Research on the Game of Chaupad
17.00-20.00: Opening Reception
Lunch Room & Terrace
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Building 10, 3rd Floor

Thu 18 May 2017
9.15-10.00: Special Address
Dr Mary Flanagan, Professor of Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College, US TBA
10.00-10.30: Coffee Break
10.30-12.00: Session 4a & 4b
4a) Modern Times (Room 15A.0.13)
10.30-11.00: Antonio José Planelis de la Maza: Will Technology Set Us Free? The Impact of Digital Systems in Non-Digital Gaming Experiences
11.00-11.30: Ida Kathrine Hammeleff Jørgensen: Adaptations in Play: Strategies of Adaptation in Digital and Non-Digital Games
11.30-12.00: Ivan Mosca: Inductive Settings, Deductive Mechanics, and How Pandemic Legacy Connects Them
4b) Education & Psychology (Room 27.1.49)
10.30-11.00: Kira van Bebber-Beeg & Katarina Herde: Board Games in Learning Environments
11.00-11.30: Andreas Lieberoth, Ira Ellefsen, Marlene Nielsen & Charlotte Jonasson: Psychological Dynamics in the Popular Board Game Boom: Playing To Get Together or Getting Together To Play? An Ethnographic Study of Settlers of Catan as a Social Boundary Object
11.30-12.00: Christian Schmidt: Games and Mind
12.00-13.30: Lunch Break
13.30-14.30: Session 5
Classifying Games (Room 15A.0.13)
13.30-14.00: Ulrich Schädler: Murray's Classification of Board Games
14.00-14.30: David King: Dexterity: Between Choice and Randomness
14.30: Cultural Afternoon
Option a) Group visit to the brand new interactive exhibition space at the Experimentarium science centre (
Option b) Explore the city on your own (map & suggestions provided)

Fri 19 May 2017
9.15-10.00: Special Address
Dr Barbara Caré, Post Doctoral Researcher of Classical Archaeology, University of Turin, IT TBA
10.00-10.30: Coffee Break
10.30-12.00: Session 6a & 6b
6a) Tracing History II (Room 15A.0.13)
10.30-11.00: Bruce Whitehill: Uneven Forces: Asymmetrical Games
11.00-11.30: Eddie Duggan: The Royal Pastime of Cupid: Two Early English Association Copies
11.30-12.00: Fred Horn: Metropolis: The First Real Sci-Fi Game
6b) Models, Metaphors, Meanings II (Room 27.1.49)
10.30-11.00: Mattia Thibault: The Semiotics of Boardgames
11.00-11.30: Mikael Jakobsson: Stories of Colonialism Retold Somewhat Lovingly
11.30-12.00: Melissa J. Rogerson, Martin Gibbs & Wally Smith: How Hobbyists Value Boardgames
12.00-13.30: Lunch Break
13.30-15.00: Session 7
Draughts Studies (Room 15A.0.13)
13.30-14.00: Alex de Voogt: Checkers Play in Multiple Societies: An Exploration of the Past and Future
14.00-14.30: Liuwe Westra: The Role of Frisian Draughts in the International Development of Draughts
14.30-15.00: Peter Michaelsen: Dablot Prejjesne and Tavelspel: A Sámi and North Swedish Game
15.00-15.30: Coffee Break
15.30-17.00: Session 8
Social Aspects (Room 15A.0.13)
15.30-16.00: Walter Crist: Prehistoric Cypriot Games: Space, Status, and Social Complexity
16.00-16.30: Michael A. Conrad: Mechanisms of Trust: Board Games as Models of Social Reliability in the Middle Ages
16.30-17.00: Francesca Berti: Playing S’Cianco (Tip-cat): A Traditional Street Game Reawakens the City of Verona
18.00: Pre-Dinner Canal Walk
On foot (or by Metro) from the colloquium venue to the restaurant
19.00: Colloquium Dinner
Bådsmandsstræde 43, 1407 Christiania

Sat 20 May 2017
9.15-10.00: Special Address
Dr Bjarne Toft, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, University of Southern Denmark, DK. Piet Hein and John Nash: Beautiful Minds
10.00-10.30: Coffee Break
10.30-12.00: Session 9
Mathematics (Room 15A.0.13)
10.30-11.00: Lisa Rougetet & Abdallah Saffidine: The Roots of Combinatorial Game Theory: History and Foresights
11.00-11.30: Michał Stajszczak: Super Farmer: The First Board Game Using Twelve-Sided Dice
11.30-12.00: Jorge Nuno Silva & João Pedro Neto: How dramatic is Snakes & Ladders?
12.00-13.00: Goodbyes & Farewells