A journey of undergoing treatment for eating disorders, focusing on anorexia and orthorexia.
A journey of undergoing treatment for eating disorders, focusing on anorexia and orthorexia.
Bloom and Beware: Strategize to Safeguard Your Flowers in this Grid-Based Garden Game!
Aftermath is an polemical game that immerses players in a journey of coping with a spinal cord injury stemming from an incident of gun violence
Explore the Depths of a Depression Room
First Youth is a conversational board game deeply influenced by life and relationships.
In the Managed Heart, you must navigate your emotional state, exercise restraint, and manage their exertion.
Shep, Po, Dobie, Collie, and the last-minute roommate Hedgar the hedgehog-human must live civilly until the lease is up!
A game about a piece of decaying but fresh memory.
Beat the insecurities by conquering your fears.
This is a game about how drinking does not solve any problems and so you try to sober up to win.
Many of the structures of RPGs are derived from wargames, and this military origin can serve as a foundation for interrogating the practice of designing RPGs
Should civilians be present in Donetsk Verdansk? Should players have access to killstreaks, like Predator UAVs or white phosphorus?
A collection of tabletop strategy games created for DESMA 157 Game Design Workshop in Spring 2021.
A Compendium of Virtual Tabletop Roleplaying Games created for the DESMA 157 Game Design Workshop in Fall 2020 at UCLA.
Wanna be my friend? is a 3-4 player tabletop game that explores the simultaneous joy and fear in making new friends.
Try to finish your assignment 24 hours before it is due!
In Silicon Valley, you play as a worker trying to climb up the positions to become a CEO at startup companies.
Players take on the role of different workers in a corrupted hospital that is heavily involved in black market organ trades.
trace is a board game about virtual identity theft.
Mleko a Miód is an RPG based on Jewish and Central/Eastern European folklore and late 19th century Jewish life that uses magic as a key element.
Relive high school.
A game about groups and conflict.
You are one of the last survivors of humanity. The remaining country, AK Corp., has sent you and other citizens as adventurers on a mission to retrieve what is known as “technology.”
A volcano has erupted, sending lava across the path of four hikers racing to reach a single-occupant safe house at the end of the trail.
Battle with Jet Engine chicken, Hypnotist chicken, Magnet chicken, and more.
Loom is a game in which the act of weaving and buying are juxtaposed in order to explore the economic and social tensions found between consuming and producing clothing in a capitalist economy.
ESCAPE FROM SPIDERHEAD is a card game based on a short story of the same name by George Saunders.
Finding the correct type of birth control for you.
Two would-be sumos race to gain the most weight.
Attempt to predict burger trends and barter with your fellow farmers to create the trendiest burger possible.
A grave mistake has happened at the racetrack - the expected-to-win horse somehow ended up in the meat grinder!
南京！is a game in which the players attempt to deduce one another’s identities against the backdrop of Nanking in 1937.
Plastic Vortex is based on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of human-made debris caught in the swirling gyres of the North Pacific Ocean. The first animal to cross the vortex without choking on plastic wins.
Tubes simulates the unbalanced nature of the Internet by modeling its physical infrastructure.
"Junk" is game based on William S. Burrough's essay "Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness" that compares drug use to capitalism.
One Day, Independence Day! is a four-player game that chronicles events and figures from Korea, just after the country's division into North and South.
45 is a 1 vs. 1 board game that uses lasers and mirrors.
Make America Great Again is an asymmetrical polemical board game based on Donald Trump’s views on immigration
It's senior year of college and graduation is quickly approaching, leaving young women with two options: get hired or get engaged.
Shit happens, so we might as well help each other. Meet you at the summit. This is the pursuit.
There is no “respectable” selfie that a woman can post without opening herself up to slut shaming, accusations of conceit, insults about her appearance and character, and more.
Flow is a game about city management and water distribution.
As Cupertino rapidly becomes known as “the city where Apple is”, longtime residents must work together to stay in the city they call home.
Put your culinary skills to the test and battle sandwiches in a tournament-style miniature monster truck rally
Sandswitch is a game about food culture, sandwich building, and theft.
Pope Burn is a game about the representation and interpretation of politics through print media in 17th Century England.
“Arrangement” simulates matchmaking by asking potential partners to draw identical drawings through verbal guidance alone.
“Sumorals” is a four-player board game about sumo wrestling and placing bets, where the rich get richer and the fat get fatter.
In “Will I Get Measles At Disneyland?”, you play as a determined mom guiding her children through a measles-infested theme park.
Locals Only! is a game about surf localism and catching sweet waves.
A complex strategy game that tests your ability to build bridges (and tear them down).
A redesign of chess that takes place on a mutinous ship.
Players learn what it feels like to be a big fish in a small pond - and vice versa.
Outcast is a game that addresses the issue of dehumanization of homeless people.
A multi-media puzzle game to uncover the plot for a New World Order.
Installation of regional redesigned chess variants, with new game pieces developed that sculpturally convey their rules of movement and relative power on the board.
A game of labor, globalization, and mining set in the Iron Range of northern Minnesota.
Balance love and weight as you try to raise your children in the modern world.
Play as nature or corporations - control or die!
Control full or halftime operators for a directional and diplomatic twist on checkers.
Create or destroy words to control the city of Bolinas!
Craft burgers made from buttons!
A game of self-discovery, courage, fear, faith, love, expression, and triumph.
A trading card game about the inherent shallow nature of popular dance music.
Reconstruct your self identity as a non-native U.S. citizen.
Attempt to immigrate to the United States through Angel Island.
Puff follows the journey of different kinds of smokers as they trade the items and tools necessary to feed their cigarette habits.
Find your iPhone after attending the Oscars.
Play as a low-income individual balancing money, health, and dependence while trying to meet your daily caloric requirements.
This is a game about meat and the ever-conflicting information regarding whether or not humans should be eating animals.
Prepare for the all-new All Terrain Derby!
Navigate the American school system as an Asian-American student
A Zero Sum game of physical and mental acuity
The lengths women go to meet social expectation
An attractive game for attractive people.
Pacwars is a four player, team-based board game based on Chess and Pacman.
TLTI is a board game designed to describe and address socio-political problems of post-revolution Iran.
The Most Attractive Card Game
A GAME OF FAITH, MONEY, AND POWER.
The oldest player takes the weapons bag and gently scatters the contents over the board.
Create safe passage for the settlers as their world is consumed by darkness.
The tower was built in such a way that it is extremely dangerous for more than three intruders to ascend the tower.
You are a sad, sad commuter in the city of LA, trying to get to work on a Monday (or Tuesday, or Wednesday...whatever.)
Players steer their horse by tilting the board while holding onto the horns
Students create their own superhero characters with wildly different abilities
Kubisch is an innovative 3-dimensional twist on tic-tac-toe.
Stay healthy and wealthy in the subsidized agricultural market longer than your opponents.
This 2-vs-1 game takes players through various storylines, culminating in a battle between two ghosts and their murderer.
A two-player game of things getting awkward fast.
Players must use various experimental drugs to build up the willpower necessary to sacrifice themselves and save their peers.
Strategize your job, risks, and alliances in order to escape your humble surroundings and make it to the good life.
En Gore is a two player turn-based strategy game testing speed and dexterity using the concepts of foil fencing.
A three player cooperative game. Players must work together to escape an increasingly haunted house before it turns them against each other.
A four player competitive game. Players controls both above-ground humans and below-ground rabbits to inflict insanity on the other players.
A 2 to 4 player competitive game. Players must beat their opponents to the center of the board by managing both their health and morality levels.
Corporate Ladder is a strategic game of stacking blocks for 4 to 6 players. The object of the game is to take up the most space.