Our year-long adventure in pairing video games with board games paid off in January–as it took Death Stranding over 30 minute to load! Thank goodness we had Pandemic on hand to play (and I’m happy to report that we cured the diseases and saved humanity).
For February, we’re going to continue playing Death Stranding (now that we’ve made it past the opening credits) and our board game for the month will be the quick card game Coup. If you’ve never played, it’s a game of bluffing and strategy as you try to outmaneuver everyone else to win the game.
Our February meeting will be Friday, Feb. 28th from 5:00-7:00pm in room 10302 of the English Department (10th floor, 5057 Woodward). As always we welcome all members of the Wayne State Community with an interest in games and gaming to come join us–all experience levels welcome!
And at our February meeting, we’ll be discussing the possible re-branding of the Video Game SIG into the Wayne State Gaming Group–a group interested in playing all sorts of video games and board games on a monthly basis. So, if you have an opinion, we hope you’ll stop by and weigh in.
Come join us in January, on Friday the 31st from 5-7pm in room 10302 of the English Department (10th floor of 5057 Woodward). We’ll just be trying to survive–either preventing the apocalypse or trying to save humanity after it as we pair the new game Death Strandingwith the cooperative tabletop game Pandemic.
All members of the Wayne State community are welcome to join us–even if you’ve never played before–come out and play and discuss video games in an informal setting.
The Video Game Scholarly Interest Group is meeting on Friday, Oct. 18th from 5:00-7:00pm in room 10302 of the English Department (the room next to the 10th floor lounge), located at 5057 Woodward.
This month we’re talking about horror games and the difficult choices they force us to make. We’ll be playing Until Dawn (Supermassive Games, 2015) and the tabletop game Horrified(Ravensburger, 2019).
Our members include casual gamers, experts, and newbies, and as always, all members of the Wayne State community are welcome to join us as we play and discuss games–all you need is an interest in video games and gaming culture.
Welcome back to another year for the Video Game SIG!
Our first meeting of the semester will be on Friday, September 27th from 5:30-7:30pm in room 10407 of the English Department (10th floor of 5057 Woodward).
For the Fall semester, we’re going to be pairing video games with tabletop games so we can talk about the similarities and differences between gaming experiences. For September, we’re pairing Bioshock Infinite with Ticket to Rideto talk about nostalgia and aesthetics.
Hello and Welcome back to another year of the Wayne State Video Game Scholarly Interest Group!
This semester we’ll be changing our format just a bit. Instead of having monthly themes, we will be having drop-in gaming sessions once a month. We’ll still talk about the games and gaming culture, but we’ll do it in a far less-structured way.
Our meetings will be in room 10407 of 5057 Woodward (Maccabees Building) from 5:00-7:00pm on the following Fridays: