Museum late: Learning through games

It’s game night at the museum! Come play a board game, demo video games, and join a talk exploring financial literacy in games.

About the event

When: Thursday 18 April 2024, 4pm to 8pm (last entry 7.30pm)

Join us for an evening exploring learning through play. Many children learn financial literacy skills through play. Today, this can take place in a board game or a video game. Come play nostalgic board games which teach financial literacy skills. Or, check out some of the latest video games which will be demoed by our friends from the London Games Festival. And, join us for a free talk on how video games change the way we think, use, and learn about money.  

The event is free and drop-in, except for the talk which must be booked in advance.  

Board games

April is Financial Literacy Month, and we’re exploring the ways we learn about money. Many board games involve informal use of money management and strategy. As a kid you play any games involving money?

Come along to our games night and see for yourself! We will provide a few board games on the night, but bringing your own is also encouraged.

Live game demos

Enjoy a selection of games from the London Games Festival's 2024 Official Selection, playable on cutting edge new handheld devices - Steam Decks and Playdates. Every year the London Games Festival curates an annual line-up of brand new unreleased games from independent creators around the globe, with categories including Made in London, International Innovators, Best of British, Comedy and New Voices. Plus, come and see what iconic currencies from some of the world's most famous games would look like in the real world in a special mini-exhibition of handmade props.

Talk – Learning through Games: In-game economies

When: 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Hybrid – attend in person or online. 

Explore how video games, now the most popular entertainment pastime on the planet, are changing the way we think about how we spend our time... and our money. Experts from leading global games will discuss how games are creating their own economies, integrating with the world outside them, and impacting our lives.

Hilmar Petursson, CEO of CCP Games
Gina Jackson OBE, CEO of Skillfull 
Siobhan McDonnell, Producer and Director of The Pirate Queen

The talk is free, but registration is essential. Register for the talk now.

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This page was last updated 15 April 2024