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First Junior Game Designers' Guild - Oct. 5

Attention Budding Game Designers!

The Manlius Public Library needs our help!

We are holding our first Junior Game Designers' Guild on Sunday, October 5th at the Manlius Public Library.

This is an meeting open to anyone under 16 years of age (and their parents, if desired).  We will be helping librarians at the Manlius Public Library come up with activities for their International Games Day @ Your Library event in November.

We will be meeting in the community room of the Manlius Public Library.  The doors will open at 1:45, and the meeting will run from 2-3pm.   No previous experience is needed - just bring a passion for games and a willingness to brainstorm new ideas!

Questions?  Contact Scott Nicholson, associate professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, at




Next Game Designers' Guild meeting: Oct. 31st

It's a CosPlay Game Designers' Guild!

Come in Costume if you like to our Game Designers' Guild meeting on Oct. 31st!

We will meet in Hinds 011, and the meeting is open to all.

Plans are:

 - 5:30-6pm  Opening Game

 - 6-7pm Brainstorm about a Transformative Game

 - 7pm-Donepm Test YOUR game prototypes, so bring them along!

Questions?  Contact Scott Nicholson at


Information Space blog about BPM

There was a blog post in the iSchool's Information Space blog about what we've been doing with Because Play matters.  You can check it out at


Next GDG meeting: Sept. 12

The next meeting of the Game Designers' Guild will be 

Friday, September 12 at 5:30 in Hinds Hall, room 011 on the Syracuse University campus.
All are welcome!  Bring your games to have others playtest them, or just come to help test and play games!


Our special guests will be from the Manlius public library, and we will be brainstroming with them about gaming events for International Gaming Day @ Your Library!


Game Jams in the Classroom

I was a recent guest on The Brainwaves video series, which are short clips about rethinking the classroom.  I did a video about using a tabletop game jam in the classroom: