Thurday, November 30, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

“Anthropology of/ Through Games” Workshop

Note: Registration is required for the workshop. The AAA has provided instructions on how to register here.

Panelists will discuss and analyze how the narratives and mechanics of games convey meaning and engage players in a worldview.  Since many popular games are based on colonial and Eurocentric premises, we will invite participants to reimagine, “hack”, and decolonize games. The workshop includes a creative, hands-on design lab (maker space), facilitated by an experienced game designer Anastasia Salter, where we will learn about the basic elements of game design. Workshop participants will develop games based on anthropological theory and method.

Saturday, December 2, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Opening Reception

The #AnthropologyCon Lounge is a playful mingling and gaming space to experience new prototype games in the field of anthropology. A suite of games developed during the workshop “Anthropology of/through Gaming” on Thursday November 30, 2017 will be available for play. Game designers, workshop organizers, and invited guest Anastasia Salter will be present to chat about the role of gaming in the future of anthropology.

First 50 guests will receive one (1) free drink ticket, a 2017 gaming design handbook, and a gaming gift.

Saturday, December 3, 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM



Join experienced and novice game designers for an off-site gaming gathering at the Board Room. This public event is an exciting opportunity to play and beta-test/demo a suit of games developed during the Thursday workshop. No gaming experience necessary. Light snack and drinks served.

(Restrictions: Must be 21 years of age or older to enter the Board Room)