Ludocracy: The Art and Science of Board Game Design


July 8-12, 2024


Eugenio Lopez Jr Makerspace


The Eugenio Lopez Jr. Makerspace in collaboration with the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences (ALLS) is excited to host “Ludocracy: The Art and Science of Board Game Design” - its first creative camp for young innovators that will equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to craft their own original board games. The five-day intensive workshop will run from July 8 to 12, 2024, 9:00AM to 4:00 PM each day, and is open to teens between the ages of 13-17 years old.

All participants will have the opportunity to learn the principles of game design - from brainstorming ideas and developing compelling mechanics to playtesting - from Marco de Santos, the lead developer for Level 99 Games. They will be given the tools needed to build their concepts to life with the help of Makerspace, Areté’s digital laboratory for creative engagement. Ludocracy aims to provide a collaborative and immersive experience that will also allow its young gaming architects to pitch their new board games to industry professionals and receive valuable feedback in return. This creative camp will encourage imaginative thinking, enhance problem-solving skills, and foster a fun and educational environment alongside like-minded peers.

Take your passion for competitive strategy and storytelling and channel your inner game designer.

Early bird registration is now open for interested attendees with a fee of P5,000.00 to secure your slot for this camp after which regular registration will cost P5,500.00 per participant. Workshops will be held at the 3rd Floor of the Learning and Innovation Wing at Areté, Ateneo de Manila University.

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/ludocracy2024

For inquiries, please email arete@ateneo.edu