Talks, Lectures and Panels
Andrew Sheerin is a seasoned and specialist speaker in all matters where politics and traditional games intersect. From the history of board games as learning tools, to the use of games as subversion and protest. If you'd like to book Andrew to speak at a relevant event, don't hesitate to get in touch with dates and details - email@example.com.
Apologies for the poor qaulity of these; we should really get our act together and take a decent recording at one of these events.
The history of games as political and educational tools, why games are so suited to representing "real life" and a bit of theory about the nature of games, play and why we respond to it so profoundly
A condensed look at the history of board games, from the very first recorded examples, up to the modern day, with some TerrorBull case studies, talking about how we fit into this long-lived and intriguing pastime
A short talk on how games and "reality" intersect and how the boundary between play and real life can easily be disrupted.
Skip to 26 minutes for some rather interesting discussion between Reiner Knizia and Andrew Sheerin about the War on Terror (Knizia believes games should never deal with dark subjects).
Pretend to care & we'll pretend to listen:
You may well wonder where's our Tax Avoidance Game? Where's our Brexit Game? Where's our Refugee Game? Well, in truth, we got a little distracted. First with children's books, then with strange game festivals in Paris and most recently with trying to design a single-player game with no components. All true ...