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Atlas Obscura x Uncommon Goods: Secrets of the Game Makers

1 hour
$20 per device
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$20 per device
$20 per person
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What We’ll Do

Games pose a lot of challenges. How do you solve this? Who made this? Is there a trick? It’s kind of their reason for existing. Join Atlas Obscura, Uncommon Goods, and game designer Jonathan Bobrow (Move38) to learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the secrets of the game masters!

During this hour-long online experience we’re going to follow the twists and turns of a game master’s strategy, whether that’s how to make them or how to play them. We’ll take a look at a specific game mechanic or designer’s trick, talk about where you may have encountered it in some of your favorite games; discuss why it works and how you can engage with it; and finally how you can use the game master’s tips and tricks to enhance your own gaming experiences!

Whether you’re a casual game fan or a hardcore gaming fanatic, this experience will give you something to wrack your brain over.

This experience is part of our partnership with Uncommon Goods, the place to discover unexpected gifts and experiences for everyone in your life (including yourself). We’ve teamed up to bring you one-of-a-kind online experiences that go behind the scenes with artisan makers and inspire you with insights into their creative journeys. See more Atlas Obscura experiences with Uncommon Goods here.

Where We’ll Be


About Your Host
Jonathan Bobrow
Jonathan Bobrow

Jonathan Bobrow is an award-winning designer and technologist leading innovation for emerging forms of play. He’s an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tisch, alumnus of the MIT Media Lab, and CEO and Founder of Move38, a new kind of game company. Move38 builds tools for creativity such as Blinks, a board game system with a mind of its own. Jonathan has successfully Kickstarted six products, raising over $500K on the platform, he is an avid maker, outdoors lover, air-guitar veteran, and recently TEDx thought leader on how play shapes the way we think.

What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.

This online experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.

This event is one of Atlas Obscura’s Online Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other.

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