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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

First Youth

First Youth is a conversational board game deeply influenced by life and relationships.

The Managed Heart

In the Managed Heart, you must navigate your emotional state, exercise restraint, and manage their exertion.

In The Doghouse

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.

A Modern Wargame

Should civilians be present in Donetsk Verdansk? Should players have access to killstreaks, like Predator UAVs or white phosphorus?

Six-Page Dungeons

A Compendium of Virtual Tabletop Roleplaying Games created for the DESMA 157 Game Design Workshop in Fall 2020 at UCLA.

Wanna be my friend?

Wanna be my friend? is a 3-4 player tabletop game that explores the simultaneous joy and fear in making new friends.

Silicon Valley

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

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.

The Void

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.

Chicken Coop

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.

Best Burger

Attempt to predict burger trends and barter with your fellow farmers to create the trendiest burger possible.


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

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

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

Make America Great Again is an asymmetrical polemical board game based on Donald Trump’s views on immigration

Ring By Spring

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.


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.

Food Trucks

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

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.

Locals Only!

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.


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.

The Iron Range

A game of labor, globalization, and mining set in the Iron Range of northern Minnesota.

Mom Actually

Balance love and weight as you try to raise your children in the modern world.

Eco War

Play as nature or corporations - control or die!


Control full or halftime operators for a directional and diplomatic twist on checkers.


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.

Paper Sons

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.

Food Insecurity

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.


Navigate the American school system as an Asian-American student


Pacwars is a four player, team-based board game based on Chess and Pacman.


The oldest player takes the weapons bag and gently scatters the contents over the board.


The tower was built in such a way that it is extremely dangerous for more than three intruders to ascend the tower.

Los Angeles Loves You

You are a sad, sad commuter in the city of LA, trying to get to work on a Monday (or Tuesday, or Wednesday...whatever.)

Super Power Hour

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.

Escape from Spiderhead

Players must use various experimental drugs to build up the willpower necessary to sacrifice themselves and save their peers.

Escape from Sea Oak

Strategize your job, risks, and alliances in order to escape your humble surroundings and make it to the good life.

En Gore

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.

Rabbit Kingdom

A four player competitive game. Players controls both above-ground humans and below-ground rabbits to inflict insanity on the other players.

Trek to Tessalit

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

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.