Dead Theorists: From Concept to Card Game with Creator Michael Gibson-Light

Ideal Ages:

13 and up

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The creator of the card game Dead Theorists, Michael Gibson-Light, will share how he went from concept to final product. In this turn-based card game, the ghosts of Simone De Beauvoir, W.E.B. Du Bois, Michel Foucault, and Karl Marx have returned from beyond the grave to complete a bit of unfinished business. Players become the specter of one of these four great (but deceased) thinkers as they seek to recruit the last great protégé from the ranks of students on one college campus. It's satirical, educational, and a ton of fun for battle-hardened academics and philosophical novices alike. We'll even play a hand or two! This is a perfect way to celebrate International Games Month.

image: Michael Gibson-Light Michael Gibson-Light is a professor of sociology and criminology at University of Denver. He teaches classes on the sociology of pop culture, prison labor, research methods, social theory, and more. His research has appeared in The Washington Post, BBC, NPR, The Atlantic, The Guardian, USA Today, and over 100 other news agencies nationwide.

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