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Sunday, March 9 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cardboard Renaissance: Insights from Board Gaming

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No longer a rainy-day pastime, board games are enjoying a huge resurgence of interest lately, a golden age of rich and engaging face-to-face entertainments driven by unique characteristics of design and publishing. As gamers have left Risk and Monopoly behind in favor of titles like Settlers of Catan (1995), Ticket to Ride (2004), and Bioshock Infinite (2013), the industry has seen an explosion of innovation and interest, with independent board game developers now pushing the envelope just as indie computer gamedevs have done. Yet the cardboard and computer game industries for the most part ignore one another, unless it’s to license a property across the divide. Join a panel of board game publishers for a deep dive into the cardboard renaissance, examining the important and revealing differences between tabletop and computer gaming, and looking at what both worlds have to learn from each other in terms of design, marketing, community-building and deeper ideas of fun.
This SXSW Gaming Session at the Long Center is FREE and open to the public. However SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold and Platinum badges gain priority seating.

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Cory Jones

PresCryptozoic EntertainmentCory Jones is President and Chief Creative Officer at Cryptozoic Entertainment, where he has published board and card games based on properties ranging from World of Warcraft to The Walking Dead, Batman to The Big Bang Theory, and more, as well as a range... Read More →
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Kristin Looney

CEOLooney LabsKristin runs a little game company called Looney Labs - which makes physical parlor games (not computer games) most notably the card game FLUXX. She is a geek at heart (and in training) and spent her first 15 years after college working as an Electronics Engineer at... Read More →
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Mark Wallace

Actual JournalistShut Up & Sit DownMark Wallace is an Actual Journalist who writes on occasion for the best board gaming site in the business, Shut Up & Sit Down. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Salon, GQ, The Escapist, and many other publications, where he writes... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Center, AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

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