On Friday we launched our new project - Gamechangers. This is a project to build on the Ugandan Village Boardgame Convention and turn it into something permanent that young people can visit every week to play their favourite boardgames. We hope to set up two boardgame clubs, one at our rural centre and another in Gulu town, which is more accessible. To launch this we will have a four day residential boardgames event at the Koro Centre, where young boardgamers can stay over and play boardgames until late by lamplight!
We believe this will mean that next year's convention will have many more games players than before, as they will be trying out new games every week and thus will be used to learning rules and not be afraid of the more challenging games.
Gameschangers is going to focus a little more on co-operative games too, as we believe that it can really help young people team up for real projects if they have done this in a boardgame format. To supplement this we have a special art project, known as Art Arena, where we are going to be producing cooperative paintings inspired by games that we all know and love. Below we have Cosmic Encounter and we hope to be able to include Agricola and RoboRally in the larger paintings we do at the event.
We are also going to do drama and active games with the young people that attend.
There's much more to come on this project and we have perhaps just another couple of postings here to add, as we wind up this Village Boardgame Convention Project. There should be some very special news in a day or so on this page but thereafter we will be switching to the new page!
Click on http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gamechangers for more information. If you feel you can, then please share and support!
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