UK-based games publisher Pelgrane Press has just announced they’re publishing #Feminism: A Nano-Game Anthology, with pre-orders now available through their website.

Among its 34 nano-games by feminist authors from 11 countries worldwide are:

Mentioning the Unmentionables by Kajsa Greger (Sweden)
– Three games about the anatomy of women: “Dances With Vulvas”, “Dying for a Cup of Coffee”, and “Just Put Some Salt on It”.
– 3–5 players; 60 minutes; Intensity 3/5.


Shoutdown to Launch by Jason Morningstar (US)
– In this game about gendered interruption, a bunch of engineers need to fix a problem with a rocket engine in the dwindling time before launch. It won’t go well.
– 4+ players; 30 minutes; Intensity 4/5.


6016 by Elin Nilsen (Norway)
– In 6016 the only historical source of the 21st century is a collection of clips from the soap opera Love, Lust and Lack of Trust.
– 3–6 players; 45 minutes, Intensity 1/5.


First Joyful Mystery by Cathriona Tobin (Ireland)
– Players examine the impact Ireland’s prohibitive abortion laws have on people who find themselves pregnant.
– 3–5 players; 60 minutes; Intensity 5/5.

Print copies will be on sale in game hobby shops in July, and in mainstream bookstores in the U.S. and Canada in August. If you pre-order the print version, you can immediately download the PDF and start playing!

Amelia Wellman
I read, I write, I play videogames, Ghostbusters is my favourite thing in the known universe, but quasars come in at a close second. I've been known to cry at the drop of a hat over happy and sad things alike. I've also been known to fly into a rage if things don't go my way, leading to many a fight in high school and breaking someone's nose on the TTC one time. I'm an anxious introvert but also a loud-mouthed bad influence. Especially on my cat. He learned it from watching me, okay!

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