Main photo by Michael Gannon
Lizards and Lies lets players control how conspiracy moves social media networks. This serious board game translates theory and discourse around the proliferation of conspiracy through gameplay. Players can participate as either spreaders (Conspiracy theorists and Edgelords) or stoppers (Content Moderators and Digital Literacy Educators) to save or destroy social media.
This project was a collaboration spearheaded by Scott DeJong and supported by a grant from the Department of Heritage and its Digital Citizenship Contribution Program. Alongside a research team principled by Dr. Fenwick McKelvey and Lead Visual Designer Alex Bustante, the game arose from an initial idea to a fully published reality.