Reacting to Questions on Gender and Gaming

We begin with a post made in the Boardgame Geek group on Facebook, on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. The original post has since been removed, but this screen shot of the original post was provided to the group by Aaron Thompson….

Becoming a Player

This reading, Becoming a Player: Networks, Structure, and Imagined Futures, by T.L. Taylor, is a chapter from Beyond Barbie & Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming. MY COMMENTARY & QUESTIONS: Looking at my own experience coming into a…

Retooling Play

Going forward, annotated bibliography posts will include a my commentary and questions followed by a bulleted summary of the reading. This week’s reading, Retooling play: Dystopia, Dysphoria, and Difference by Suzanne de Castell and Mary Bryson, is another chapter in From Barbie…

Chess for Girls?

On December 6, 1997, Saturday Night Live showed a parody commercial for the game of chess. The commercial announces that chess is no longer a game for boys and now features Barbie-like pieces with decorative clothes that smell like strawberries and…