Welcome to the CUNY Games Network!

What can you do here?

Our website includes a collection of resources on using games in teaching and learning, as well as examples of pedagogical games. Visit the Using Games section to find games you can use in your classroom. Interested in research or publishing your own scholarly work? Head to Publish Your Research to find out about scholarly journals that publish on games-based learning.

What’s coming next?

Here are some features we’re planning for the future:

  • More guidelines for using games in your teaching, including choosing the right lesson for your game and choosing the right game mechanic for your lesson
  • Search for games by discipline, subject, or game mechanic
  • And (of course), more games!

If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear from you: cunygamesadmin@googlegroups.com.

First Final Friday of Fall!


Calling all professors!

The next meeting of the CUNY Games Network will be (“First Friday”) Friday October 1st, from 3-6pm at the CUNY Graduate Center, room 7209.

Rather than having any formal presentation, we will welcome the fabulous Fall by playing a host of board games with interesting mechanics, as well as possibly revisiting Joe’s WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN?, a game that teaches you how to add interactive game pedagogy to any lesson plan.

The CUNY Games Steering Group

Joe Bisz
Francesco Crocco
Carlos Hernandez
Leah Potter
Maura Smale

Next Final Friday: June 4th

Here comes the big meeting you’ve been waiting for all semester.

This June 4th is “Gaming Your Syllabus: Designing an Interactive Course,” presented by Francesco Crocco. We ask you to please bring in your syllabus or some lesson plans for a course you’re teaching next semester. Then we will put our mad scientist caps on, and brainstorm some games or game-exercises you might use in your class.

CUNY Graduate Center (Room 7209)
365 Fifth Avenue (@ 35th Street)


Here’s a flyer to download and post around your campus, if you’d like:
Final Fridays June Flyer

Educators coming together to explore how the principles of games promote learning

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