The world in games

Play has always been an essential everyday human activity. Playing board games, the most socially elevated form of play, has also been a constant practice for no less than 4,500 years. The study and the popularising of this major social and cultural phenomenon is my full-time occupation. Having said that, games have been my enduring passion, as a player, creator and collector, for the last thirty-five years.

On this website you can see and read about my creations and the different projects I have worked on since 1985 in the games field: projects that may well be of interest to your organization (public, private, NGO, etc), communications medium, university or school; projects that explore the potential of games as a tool and a potent means of communication in cultural and festive events.

The website also includes some of the things I have written about play and games over the years. In addition you will find here some of my games, ready for you to play — if you’re willing to put in a little effort. Some of you may also be interested in the linkotheque I have put together, accessing what I consider to be the world’s best board game websites.

This website is only in Catalan and Spanish. You will find information about my “The Antoni Gaudí Tile Game” at www.gaudipanot.com. If you would like to know more about what I’m doing, mail me at oriol@comascoma.com and I’ll get right back to you.

Oriol Comas i Coma