October 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – October 31, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Sur Place Media
5585 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V 4H2, Montréal
QC H2V 4H2
Sur Place Media
Tabletop Game Design and Theory (4 sessions) @ Sur Place Media | Montréal | QC | CA

Do you play board games? Have you ever wanted to make one and wondered where to start? In this workshop, participants will study the formal foundations of game/ system/ interactive play design (economies, flow states, feedback loops). They will create and iterate on two non-digital games of different genres and learn how to integrate their own artistic practices and ideas into a quickly growing medium. 


  • Thursday, Oct 31, 6:30-9:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov 7, 6:30-9:00pm
  • 2 week break: Independent project work.**
  • Thursday, Nov 28, 6:30-9:00pm
  • Thursday, Dec 5, 6:30-9:00pm

** During the 2 week break, the teacher and students remain in contact through Sur Place’s online platform, the Rink.

Allison Cole – bio

I’m an artist and game designer from Montreal with an MFA in Interactive Digital Media from New York University. I got my start making digital games with Tweed Couch Games, but have settled into my true love: playful immersive theatre. Anytime I can rig an Arduino to surprise you, I will. I am currently working at on Anthology of Intimacy, a series of Live Action Roleplays about intimacy created through collaborative design. I teach Game Design at Sheridan College.

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