This is my magic circle

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This week’s tutorial task was to start thinking about creating and designing a board game where we would explore the two concepts of space and place. Coming away from this week’s class the aim was to consider ‘the places of games and game cultures and the different mobilities, networks and connections that exist between them’. In doing so, the beginning steps to create a game concept could commence. Though before I could create my board game idea, I had to do a little bit of reading to establish a foundation of what we were to understand from this week.

What I have taken away from the readings are two distinct points; the first about the magic circle and the second, is what happens to us, ‘the player’ as a result of the magic circle. In Moore’s ‘The magic circle and the mobility of play’ (2011), the views of Salen and…

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