We code
for the commons

Common play with us #4

7-11-19 20:00 - 7-11-19 22:00
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Do you want to let your creativity run free and contribute to a better world at the same time? Come to the game night where next to playing games, we will also pay attention to creating new ones: Games for Good.

In this new series, we try to learn everything about games. But that is not all: we also want to jointly develop new ones. In the previous two editions, both the enthusiasm of the participants and the potential of serious games became clear. Serious games are an extremely good means to make social themes tangible, and that brought up the idea of ​​creating serious games together with kindred spirits. In the end, we want to make the games available under the Creative Commons license: online and for free.

The commons philosophy is central to the games that we are currently working on. We will work together on games that revolve around sustainability, community and public values.

So, do you like games? Do you want to contribute to Games for Good? Or are you developing a game and in need of a test ground? The doors are open to everyone - join us and common play with us!

English is spoken during this event (but not exclusively).


There are limited places available for this game night. Buy a ticket via the link above. Admission is € 5, including a drink.


20:00 - Welcome by Socrates Schouten (Chamber of Commons)
20:10 - Introduction to game principles
20:20 - Game Time! Game and game (re) design session with special guest
21:20 - Reflections on the game experiences
21:40 - Talk & drinks

Links of games that we have played, or would like to play: 

If you want to present your own game, let Tanja know.

About Commons

Commons are shared resources, managed by a community from the perspective of sustainability, inclusiveness and public added value. They offer room for bottom-up initiative and citizens' own directing. In the Commons Lab, Waag generates insight into contemporary commons and brings new forms of commons into practice. Co-operation is central: organizing a shared and balanced interest between different parties.

The importance of Creative Commons licenses

Creative Commons tools help to share your work. These free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardised way to give your permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. Waag uses them for all creative work of course, but hey, we were one of the parties that introduced them in The Netherlands in 2004.