Humans vs. Mosquitoes took the Gene Friend Recreation Center by storm at the second annual Come Out and Play San Francisco Festival December 1-2, 2012. The rainy conditions during the festival weekend required the game to move inside, but the COAP SF organizers did a great job of setting us up with a large open space [...]
Building on the rules from the facilitated table top version played at COP-17, we published a card game version. Clay and Lien put the game together with illustration help from Julia Smart. The game was exhibited at SOMA Arts as part of Come Out and Play San Francisco. It’s available at The GameCrafter for [...]
Team members Lien and Clay ran Humans vs. Mosquitoes at this year’s DC Games Festival held in West Potomac Park (just south of Lincoln Memorial and west of MLK Memorial). It was a pretty nice backdrop with the Washington Monument peaking out from behind the trees, and we even got a wave from Air Force One (it felt [...]
Humans vs. Mosquitoes made an appearance at the WWF … yes at the World Wildlife Fund in Washington D.C. as part of a day dedicated to “Adaptation Games” and aiming to educate people about climate change and its impacts. Erin Coughlan, a representative from the Red Cross Red Crescent Center led the HvM session at WWF. To [...]
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Pablo Suarez and Janot Mendler de Suarez decided to try the tabletop version of our game at Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam. The game was used to create a discussion about climate change. Perhaps next time we’ll get all 250 people in that auditorium to run around and play the field version!
AboutThis game was developed in Fall 2011 by a team of graduate students and faculty at Yale University and Parsons The New School for Design for the Red Cross Red Crescent to use in the field to educate children about vector borne diseases and climate change. This game showcases innovative teaching tools in the field. Playing the game will allow children and policy makers alike to understand and engage on an emotional level with complex and abstract concepts of climate change and disease transmission.
Humans vs. Mosquitoes by Clay Ewing, Lien Tran, Mohini Freya Dutta, Ben Norskov, Eulani Labay, Sophia Colantonio, Lauren Graham, Vanessa Lamers, and Kanchan Shrestha is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.