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Playtest Friday

This Friday, February 1, we will be hosting our Playtest Friday at the BGNlab from 4-7 pm. 

Our first-year students have been developing micro card games and they are ready to show to the public!   It will be a chance to try many small games, each of which is designed to teach something in 20 minutes (and they only get to use 20 cards and 20 pieces to do it).

For more information about our Freeplay Friday events and directions to the lab, visit



January Game Talk

On Thursday, January 17 at 7pm, we will be hosting Stefan Alexander from North (previously Thalmic Labs) at the BGNlab.

North has developed virtual reality glasses called Focus that look like normal glasses, but display content on the screen for the user that others can't see.

This is a talk open to the public.

For directions to the BGNlab, visit 


December events at the BGNlab

We’ve got two events later this week at the BGNlab where you can join us.


Thursday, Dec. 6th will be our last Gametalk.  Matt Philips, a game designer from the UK, will be joining us via Skype at 7pm.

Friday, Dec. 7th, will be our Free Play Friday event from 4-7pm where you can playtest games and play published tabletop games.


Both events are open to the public, and minors can attend with their parents/guardians.   Directions to the BGNlab and more information can be found here:

Scott Nicholson


Reminder - Free Play Friday, 4-7pm


This is just a reminder email that we are continuing to do our Free Play Friday events every Friday from 4-7pm in the BGNlab from now until mid-December. 

This is a time where you can come and try some tabletop games, both already published and new games that our students are working on.


There is more information about the event at the bottom of the page here:



GameTALK on Thursday, Oct. 4 about the history of Monopoly

Interested to learn the true stories about how Monopoly came to be?  It’s not what you expect.

We are partnered with the WLU libraries to bring you this month's GameTALK by Mary Pilon, who wrote the book “The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game.”

She will share some of the stories from the book, and you’ll be surprised to learn some of the tales of how Monopoly came to be.

This event is open to the public, and will be Thursday, Oct. 4th, starting at 7pm in the BGNlab.  Information about visiting the lab is here:

And then, the next day, from 4-7pm is our weekly Free Play Friday event, where you can come and join us for some games.   More information about that event can also be found here: