9 thoughts on “Indigenous Board Game Design in The Gift of Food”

  1. This looks wonderful! Will it be made available for crowdfunding so others can support and play it?

    1. Thank you for your interest! The game is currently only played within Pacific Northwest communities but the core design is open source.

  2. Hi! I wanted to say that I’m really impressed with the approach you take to game design. It’s really refreshing. I write a board game blog called The Daily Worker Placement and amongst the writing staff we’ve often discussed the misappropriation of different cultures in games. I would love to some day interview you for the site if you ever had interest. Thanks and keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you so much! It would be great to discuss this with you. I also recommend checking out Greg Loring-Albright’s article “The First Nations of Catan: Practices in Critical Modification” also on Analog Game Studies (see http://analoggamestudies.org/2015/11/the-first-nations-of-catan-practices-in-critical-modification/).

      Although not a board game, Allen Turner’s tabletop game Ehdrigohr is an incredible example of Indigenous game design that shows how culture can be integrated into games meaningfully (see http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/17/want-american-indian-dungeons-dragons-try-ehdrigohr-160759).

  3. I love this! I would like to buy one for my community? Is it possible I am from Komoks First Nation. Thank you for the share

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