Words with Siblings

For the final game in this nostalgia-inducing and memory provoking digital artefact, my sister and I this week played a modernised version of our childhood favourite, Scrabble, in the form of Words With Friends.  Scrabble was originally known as Criss-Cross, and “was based on the crossword puzzle and anagrams” (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Originally designed by theContinue reading “Words with Siblings”

What Mastermind Can Teach Us About… Life?

One of my very first introductions to logic/deduction games ended up being one of my favourite games as a child. Mastermind became a frequent brain workout for my sister and I, as we each took turns carefully formulating a code that would ideally leave the other player defeated. The board set up is extremely simple,Continue reading “What Mastermind Can Teach Us About… Life?”

Wa$te Wizardz: Another Waste-related DA!

I’ve reached my fifth year of BCM now, and those who’ve been following along have probably noticed a common trend when observing the theme of my DA’s: If it’s not something to do with laser cutting, it’s something to do with food waste. And so for this group project (sadly, my last for BCM), IContinue reading “Wa$te Wizardz: Another Waste-related DA!”

Guess What?

This week I sat down, virtually, with my sister who is currently living about 350kms away from me, stuck in social isolation with my parents. Our game of choice this week was Guess Who, and when I started my research on this childhood classic little did I know the fascinating content that would emerge. You’veContinue reading “Guess What?”

What’s in a Game? Project Pitch

In my mind, board games have traditionally been framed with a rigid dichotomy between the tangible and the digital. Call me ‘old school’, but when I think of board games from my childhood, I picture long warm afternoons spent curled up on the back veranda, engrossed in  fantastical tabletop adventures and often remorseless card battlesContinue reading “What’s in a Game? Project Pitch”

A Roll of the Dice for Tabletop Gaming

I came to class last week with mixed expectations for this semester. Games are something that I consider myself to have very little experience with, which was probably apparent to my group when I announced that my favourite one was Bananagrams.  So when Avalon was placed in front of me, I was very unsure ofContinue reading “A Roll of the Dice for Tabletop Gaming”

Lost in the Stars

It’s my first week back at Uni and I must confess, I’ve been thrown completely in the deep end. An emergency brain surgery last week has set me back a solid amount, but it was perhaps the live tweeting experience during the South Korean film State of Play (2013) that proved a greater challenge, asContinue reading “Lost in the Stars”