The games festival takes place on 26 November at the Born Cultural and Memory Centre (CCM) and the weekend of 17 and 18 December at different venues in Sant Andreu.
The 5th edition of the Dau Barcelona, the great games participation and creativity festival, is getting set and has a programme full of events for old and young alike, to get families and experienced gamers playing.
The Dau Barcelona, curated by Oriol Comas and that starts on Saturday 26 November at the Born Cultural and Memory Centre, is all about historical and miniatures games. There will be a space devoted to the discovery of historical games and initiation into them, and clubs which specialise in these types of games will be holding matches for everyone to watch. Visitors can enjoy a game of Victus or a game that recreates the Normandy landings.
The Dau Barcelona will once again be held on the weekend of 17 and 18 December at different venues in Sant Andreu. As usual, tabletop games publishers and a good number of organisations will propose and teach games at the Fabra i Coats site, which continues to be the festival's main venue.
This space will be hosting games that have been scheduled for all audiences, with a corner set aside especially for children's games. There will also be tournaments, presentations, a great night-time session, prototypes and many more activities.
Over the weekend, different venues in Sant Andreu will be staging a great variety of traditional and popular games, such as skittles, hoop and stick and botifarra card game, and other less well-known such as bèlit, a rounders-style game, and the morra hand game
The Canòdrom-Creative Research Park will be hosting the more technological proposals with a session about hybridisation between video games and tabletop games. A great stilt-walkers' get-together is programmed to take place in the square in front of the site.
The fourth Dau Barcelona awards will be made on 16 December at Palau de la Virreina, with three prizes: the special award for a life devoted to games, award for best author and award for best new author of 2016.
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