Going Cardboard: documentary and director chat

LorienGreen-GuerillaDocPlease join us in the Robbins Library Community Room on Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm to watch Going Cardboard: A Board Game Documentary. After the movie, we’ll be chatting with director Lorien Green via Skype so you’ll have an opportunity to ask her questions about the movie.

Here’s a description of Going Cardboard:

In 1978, the German press and board game makers created the Spiel des Jahres, or “Game of the Year” award for excellence in board game design. Competition for this award contributed to an explosion in the variety and sophistication of “Eurogames.”

With the arrival of The Settlers of Catan in the United States in the mid-nineties, more people began to discover the new breed of board game that had been quietly evolving in Germany for the past 30+ years.

screenshots-essen-gamers2Going Cardboard takes you into the world of “designer” board gaming, from the community of enthusiastic fans to the publishers and self-publishers, and of course, the designers. Witness the spectacle of the SPIEL show in Essen, Germany, where over 150,000 people from all over the world come together… for board games.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Hope to see you there!

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