Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Design Board Games for Socio-Political Change

Abertay University

This introductory course explored the application of games in socio-political domains. It sought to foster socio-political discussions and debates through the medium of games. It introduced the main concepts that underpin the design of games. It also challenged learner's opinions and supported them to become more active, thoughtful and critical players, as opposed to passive consumers of games.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week


Dr Hadi Mehrpouya


Abertay University

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate the application of skills to classify, analyse and deconstruct games
  • Explore and reflect on the wider social, political and cultural aspects of games
  • Explore the potential of games as powerful media to foster discussion and debate
  • Collaborate with peers to develop constructive feedback on games
  • Develop documents that transform ideas into game design concepts


Over the three weeks of this course, you’ll explore the application of board games in socio-political discussions and debates as you:

  • Learn the processes and techniques of game design
  • Play, analyse, and deconstruct examples of serious games developed to benefit society
  • Develop your own game design concepts

Issued on 3rd May 2022

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Free online course:

Design Board Games for Socio-Political Change

Abertay University