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Game Play: Between Fantasy and Realism

LIVE ONLINE SERIES

Game Play is an online series of tabletop games that simulate interactive theater, in which performances are enacted by performers and audience alike.

These games will separate the boundaries between fantasy and reality, but also immerse the audience into the world of the story by participating as characters.

Join us for a virtual version of live role-playing games led by interactive artist Sharang Biswas, MoMI’s current Game Artist in Residence in the Education Department. Follow Biswas through interactive mini-adventures in realms of fantasy, realism, and everything in between.

Space is limited; first come, first served. All games take place online.

Tickets for each session: $25 ($23 MoMI members). Early-bird discount: 50% off for anyone who orders one week in advance. The discount will be applied automatically at check out. After ticket purchase, players will be emailed a link to join the event. Please send any inquiries to [email protected]

Dungeons & Dragons

Piles of game dice

Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.

Interested in the possibility of defending your kingdom as a knight? Or as a wizard casting spells? Immerse yourself in this live, digital version of Dungeons & Dragons, the ground-breaking game originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Learn tips and trivia as you play with our game design expert, MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence Sharang Biswas, who will lead you through an exploration of the ultra fantastic in this adventure classic.

Number of Players: 2-6. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

Fliptales

A forest with a glowing yellow light in the distance

Saturday, April 3, 1:00 p.m.

Follow MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence, Sharang Biswas and the Education Department as you become a magical creature with the chance to show off your special powers, and journey through worlds that exist in the corners of your imagination. Designed by Ryan Mather, this game is for anyone and everyone.

Number of Players: 2–15. Recommended for all ages.

 

Spire

A girl crouches before a large, glowing house, looking into camera

Saturday, April 10, 1:00 p.m.

Enter a secret conflict between dark elves and their oppressors, and witness rebellion unleashed in Spire. Designed by Grant Howitt and Christopher Taylor, join MoMI Education's Game Artist In Residence Sharang Biswas and experience this dark fantasy as you can become the catalyst for change within a cruel fantasy city.

Number of Players: 2-5. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

Basic Principles of Incantation

A man standing before a chalkboard, looking into the camera, with a piece of chalk in hand

Monday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Fulfill your wizard-school ambitions with MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence Sharang Biswas in a live-action game in which you can learn and practice the difficult, magical art of “The Esoterica.” Designed by Sharang Biswas and Max Seidman, this game employs and discusses real-world linguistics as part of play.

Number of Players: 3–15. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

Monster of the Week

A ghost emerging in silhouette from the mist, with a small human figure in the foreground

Tuesday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Become a monster-hunter on a mission! Inspired by TV cult classics like Buffy the Vampire SlayerSupernatural, and Scooby Doo, this game, designed by Michael Sands and Steve Hickey, presents creepy urban settings, unsettling questions, and deadly monsters. Face your fears head on, guided by Sharang Biswas, MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence, and MoMI’s Education department.

Number of Players: 2–10 Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

Brindlewood Bay

A close-up of elderly hands holding a book

Monday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Murder Mystery Book Club to solve murder cases! Fans of Murder, She Wrote and Miss Marple will enjoy this cozy game in which elderly women solve mysteries, guided by MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence, Sharang Biswas, and the Education department.

Number of Players: 2–8. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

And Then We Soared

Teenagers playing a game and smiling outdoors while surrounded by other young spectators

Monday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.

Join a lovingly dysfunctional family who happens to be hosting an alien visitor for one week. As the busy, stressed-out family members take turns minding the visitor, awkward, embarrassing situations arise. Join designer and MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence Sharang Biswas to find out if you can teach the visitor what it means to be human. And will you learn the same in turn?

The producers of Games to Bind Us, an anthology of alien-themed works including And Then We Soared, Kathryn Hymes and Hakan Seyalıoğlu, will take part in the Q&A after the game.

Number of Players: 3–4. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

Masks (Part One)

Superhero woman flying through the air in a video game

Saturday, June 5, 1:00 p.m.

Become an adolescent superhero and explore fantasy worlds with a dash of realist drama and romance in this indie role-playing game designed by Brendan Conway. MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence Sharang Biswas and the Education department will guide you through a superheroic story, as your true identity emerges.

Number of Players: 2–10. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

Masks (Part Two)

Superhero woman flying through the air in a video game

Monday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.

Become an adolescent superhero and explore fantasy worlds with a dash of realist drama and romance in this indie role-playing game designed by Brendan Conway. MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence Sharang Biswas and the Education department will guide you through a superheroic story, as your true identity emerges.

Number of Players: 2–10. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Piles of game dice

Tuesday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.

Ever fantasize about defending your kingdom as a knight? Or of becoming a wizard who can cast spells? Immerse yourself in this live, digital version of the groundbreaking game originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Learn tips and trivia as you play with our game design expert, MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence Sharang Biswas, who will lead you through an exploration of the ultra fantastic in this adventure classic.

Number of Players: 2–18. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

 

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