Bernie DeKoven
Pioneer of the New Games Movement

Bernie DeKoven is a game designer, a theorist of play, and a professional purveyor of fun.

He was a seminal figure in the New Games Movement of the 1970s, a group that created large-scale public play events. His book The Well-Played Game, republished this year by MIT Press, is a landmark work that argues for a radical re-conception of how people engage meaningfully through play. Many of the most important trends in games today, from indie games and art games to game jams and big games, have roots in Bernie’s influential ideas.

Join us on Thursday evening as Bernie talks about his life making play happen, in dialog with NYU Game Center Director Frank Lantz. Two days later, Bernie will lead a New Games Workshop – an unforgettable outdoor afternoon of play.

Lecture Series: Bernie DeKoven
Pfizer Auditorium
5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
October 10, 7:00pm

New Games Workshop
Meet at 2 Metrotech Center and we will go to a nearby park.
October 12, 12:30pm

Both events are free and open to the public.