Spielsalon 2013 in Kassel
“A wargame is an attempt to get a jump on the future by obtaining a better understanding of the past. A wargame is a combination of game, history and science. It is a paper time machine.” – Jim Dunnigan
Collective playing of Guy Debord’s The Game of War
Saturday 30th November
Richard Barbrook will be introducing a screening of Class Wargames Presents Guy Debord’s The Game of War followed by a participatory performance of this Situationist simulation for the Spielsalon 2013 festival of author games.
The Return of the Ludic Science Club
“Legislators don’t appreciate that if players introduce novelties into their games, they’ll become different people. Being different, they’ll demand a different kind of life; and that will make them want new institutions and laws. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say that the game inventor is biggest menace that can ever afflict a state.” – Plato
Class Wargames is hosting the collective playing of classic political simulations on Sunday afternoons at London’s radical coffee house.
106-108 Cromer Street
London WC1H 8BZ
3rd February: Bertell Ollman, Class Struggle
3rd March: Martin Wallace, Liberté
7th April: Jim Dunnigan, Chicago!, Chicago!
5th May: Drakes, Jarvis, Walsh and Gluck, Election
2nd June: Francis Tresham and Mick Uhl, Civilization
7th July: Francis Tresham and Mick Uhl, Civilization
Our playing of Rob Jones, Steven Mortimore and Simon Douglas, A Very British Civil War has been postponed until the autumn.
Richard Barbrook, Playing With Politics, Left Unity, 19th March 2013, on the March session at Firebox.
Class Wargames Plays the Battle for Bedourete
Participatory Performance of 1791 Haitian Revolution version of Richard Borg’s Command & Colors: Napoleonics
Saturday 13th April
The Life and Legacy of CLR James conference
WEA London Region
96-100 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4TP
Read Communiqué 10 on the inspiring legacy of C.L.R. James.
Class Wargames Seaside Excursion
Participatory Performance of Guy Debord’s The Game of War
Sunday 24th March
12 London Road
Brighton BN1 4JA
Buy the Booklet of the Film!
“We realised that was crucial about our approach was that, as we were writing this script, we were repeatedly playing The Game of War.” – Fabian Tompsett.
Unpopular Books has published the extended version of Richard Barbrook and Fabian Tompsett’s script for Ilze Black’s film – Class Wargames Presents Guy Debord’s The Game of War – along with the group’s communiqués and a specially written preface by Fabian Tompsett.
You can purchase the Class Wargames booklet on-line from:
Ilze Black made this video of Fabian Tompsett and Richard Barbrook introducing the booklet at Housmans Bookshop, Wednesday 31st October 2012.
Collective Playing of Guy Debord’s The Game of War
Wednesday 12th December, 6.30pm
5 Caledonian Road
London N1 9DX