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Proposed themes

The theme for this 23rd edition of the BGS colloquium is “the evolutions of Board Games”.
This refers to the transformations of board games in terms of material, game play or mechanics as well as the evolutions of the players, of the social spaces of play, or the ways board games are designed, crafted, sold or acquired.
This perspective is thus open to different approaches (historical, sociological, design, educational, etc.) and it may concern periods, practices and objects, both ancient and contemporary.
This theme covers at least 4 topics:
  1. Evolution of practices, evolution of players
  2. Technical transformations, material transformations
  3. Models and game systems
  4. Manufacturing, industry, distribution, retail.
This theme and the 4 proposed topics are orientations. Any proposal on board games, not limited to these topics, are welcome.