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Digital preservation games
|Archive||Émilie Fortin and Jean-François Ruest of the Université Laval||In this collaborative and competitive game, you try to obtain the resources to keep your collections indefinitely!||2-4||45m||Board game||Game of Life||CC BY-NC-SA 4.0||I playtested an early version of the game at iPRES 2019 in Amsterdam.|
|CURATE! The Digital Curator Game||DigCurV: Katie McCadden, Susan Schreibmann, Jennifer Edmond, Kate Fernie and Carol Usher||Put yourselves into digital project scenarios and address challenges that arise when institutions engage with digital curation and preservation.||4-6||45m||Board game||Monolopy||CURATE! is copyright of DigCurV.||CURATE! inspired me to start developing Preservia.|
|DANS Data Game||DANS-KNAW: Ricarda Braukmann, Heidi Berkhout, Ellen Leenarts, Cees H.J. Hof, E.M.S. Dijk and René van Horik||The DANS Data Game gives an impression of the research data landscape and was produced for the 15th anniversary of DANS in 2020.||2 or more||15m||Card game||Quartet||CC-By-SA-||Thank you Henk van den Heuvel for mentioning this game.|
|Digital Preservation Storage Criteria Game||National Library of New Zealand||Players consider the relative importance of each criterion in the context of specific roles where resources or support may be limited.||3-5||30-60m||Board game||Drafting/Deck building||Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License||Image credit: Ashley Blewer|
|Preservia||Remco van Veenendaal||Explore the country of Preservia, that is leaving a Digital Dark Age. Recover lost digital heritage. Restore the Preservian preservation policy. Win.||2-4||60-90m||Board game||Eurogame / Role-playing game||CC0|
|Obsolescence||Colin Armstrong and Valene Jouvet of the British Library||Obsolescence is a competitive card game, themed around the practices and challenges of digital preservation. Avoid obsolescence by not drawing an ‘Obsolescence’ card.||2-5||15-30m||Card game||Exploding kittens||Use only in a non-commercial capacity. The game is largely based on a retheme of ‘Exploding Kittens’ by Oatmeal creators Elan Lee and Matthew Inman.||Obsolescence is a lot of fun and has beautiful original graphics.|
|Save my bits||Eld Zierau||Learn more about bit preservation. Invest your money wisely and form alliances to get through the years 2018 to 2050 without losing bit information.||3-10||60-90m||Board game||Eurogame||Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License|
|Ticket to preserve||Herman Uffen en Tamar Kinkel||Together with colleagues, you will learn how to get a grip on sustainable digital heritage collection expenditure and how to map out your ambitions.||2-4||45m||Board game||Monolopy/Ticket to ride||Contact Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed||I had the opportunity to contribute to the game's development.||Coming soon|
Information managent, archiving and related games
|Play-A-LOD Animals||Marcia van Oploo, Constant Gordon, Erwin Folmer and Platform Linked Data Nederland.||The aim of the Play-a-LOD Animals is to become acquainted with the principles of Linked Data, by creating triples consisting of a Subject - Predicate - Object.||2-4||15-30m||Tile-based game||DominoesDominoes||Buy the game at bol.com or contact Hans van Bragt.|
|Informatiespel||Hermes advies en management||The aim of the game is to get information management|
on the agenda, to raise awareness and lay the foundations of knowledge.
|groups||60-90m||Serious game||Storytelling/Deck building||Unknown||Thank you André Plat for mentioning this game.|
|KVAN jubileumkwartet||KVAN||A quartet game created to celebrate the 125th anniversary of KVAN.||2-4||15m||Card game||Quartets||Unknown|