June 2016: ‘Parenthood’

Welcome back to part two of our spring season Blogs of the Round Table! In May we called for any post concerned with ‘Childhood’ and games; for June we want to hear from the other side of that relationship in posts on ‘Parenthood’!

How does being a parent influence play? Have games changed during parenthood or even with different stages of parenthood? What does gaming mean as a parent playing with their children? Moreover, having a family and creating games is a conflict we see again and again in development circles. And then there are games themselves that happily discard or shove aside parental characters as motivation. Tell us about the games you play with your kids, the games that adequately capture the the themes of parenting. We want to know all about how games mediate relationships parents have with children and with one another.

We’re going to let this theme carry over a bit into next month and overlap with next month’s theme before returning to our regular schedule. Take until July 10 to submit to this theme. The ‘Link-O-Matic 5000’ will update for each new post.

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Suggestions for the Round Table:

  • Blogs of the Round Table is not curated. If you write it, we’ll publish it, as long as it’s connected to the topic and has been written specially for BoRT or up to one month prior.
  • Think of the BoRT topic as a starting point. Connecting your piece to the topic can be as creative as you want. We’re interested in writing about play, so be playful when you approach the round table!
  • This BoRT post is the home of the discussion: as we receive new submission blogs, we’ll update the ‘BoRT Linkomatic 5000’ so new blogs are reflected on this page immediately. We’ll also use the @critdistance Twitter account to post regular updates, so follow us!
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  • If your work contains potentially disturbing content, please include a suitable warning at the start.
  • You can submit as many articles as you like throughout the month, and it doesn’t matter if they are commercially published, paywalled or available for free but we will need a transcript for paywalled content to be approved.