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Meaningful Play 2018 at Michigan State University

Game Information

TitleMill Makers: Build. Break. Fix.
Presenter(s)Amy Barone, Jeff Holliday
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeThursday, October 11, 7:00p-10:00p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
FormatGame Exhibition
DescriptionMill Makers is a learning game about the early factory system. The Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century brought tremendous technological and social change in the way goods were produced. Entrepreneurs in the textile industry would revolutionize cloth-making by bringing together the capital, raw materials, water-powered machines, and workers needed to produce fabric that would be sent to markets worldwide. Spinning mills began competing along New England rivers... and this is where Mill Makers begins. The gameplay progresses through the construction of a textile mill in three phases: 1) acquiring the means of production, 2) stocking the mill with machines and workers, and 3) shipping the goods to market. The challenge is to complete all three phases faster than your opponent while avoiding various obstacles and setbacks.

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