Board & Card Games for Health
The majority focus of Games for Health is on digital-based games for health but every so often we’re interested in the new developments taking place in non-digital board/card games. Often these games are translated into digital form, and learning about the differences and insights that come from non-digital games provides unique insights into the larger efforts to use games and game technologies to improve health & healthcare. Recent research by labs like Tiltfactor at Dartmouth have also begun to show the special affordances that traditional board and card games hold over their electronic counterparts.
This sessions brings together a cadre of projects and designers working on board and card games for health & health care purposes.
Projects featured in this session include:
Talk the Talk- A card game exploring adolescent sexual health, rights and identity
My Gift of Grace- A card game about end of life care and decision making
Gut Check – A party styled game about transparency in health care systems
Partner, The Action Mill
I was the lead designer of My Gift of Grace, a game that helps people talk about living and dying well. My company designs products that improve communication and decision-making around end of life issues.
Game Designer, Tiltfactor
Max is a game designer at Tiltfactor, the game design and research lab for social change located at Dartmouth College. Tiltfactor is dedicated to using games for purposes beyond just fun, and pushing the boundaries of what we know about play. What can it be used for? How effective is it? Max is particularly interested in non-digital or hybrid digital and non-digital gaming for good. |
At Tiltfactor, Max has worked on the design team for games including Metadata Games, Buffalo the name... Read More →
Youth Education Coordinator, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
Nikki is the Youth Education Coordinator for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), where she supports the sexual health, rights and identities of young people. She is the Artistic Director for FYI Performing Health Collective, which designs participatory theater experiences about sexual health and sexual violence. Nikki is an Artistic Associate for Sojourn Theater and has worked in schools as a teaching artist through Ag47, Urban Gateways and Redmoon Theater. She also directs a... Read More →
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