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Serious board-game "Licenses to kill" (english version)

Marie Latour

Bénédicte Sauvage; L2 LLCER English in Theme and Journalistic Version 2019

Since 2015, the Central Documentation Service (CDS) of the University of French Guiana is engaged in the renewal of their teaching capacities. Some game segments are introduced on a regular basis into its courses in the document methodology in order to promote interactivity and the pleasure of learning.

Following the creation of three board games on Open Access in 2017, the university library is introducing “Licenses to Kill”, a new teaching game created in 2018. This version in French language is avaible at this address : The Game Design is made by our Guianese graphic provider Signarama (Cayenne, French Guiana).

In 2019, this game was translated into English to be presented at the LIBER European Libraries congress at Dublin and at the IFLA International Libraries Congress at Athens. The traductors were a team of student-translators from L2 LLCER English in Theme and Journalistic Version of the University of French Guiana. Their supervisor teacher was Mr. PINDARD, a professional Traductor for Y.A.N.A Traduction (Cayenne, French Guiana)

This game, originally made for Master and Doctorate students, is used in order to teach them difficult-to-learn and sometimes boring skills in a fun and visual way.

In the context to the fight against plagiarism, “Licenses to Kill” allows the student to familiarize himself with the major intellectual property licenses (Copyright, Public Property, Creative Commons, and Copyleft) and assimilate the terms of re-use of content that he may use for academic purposes. All the game’s files are freely available and downloadable under the Creative Commons License such as the attribution rights (BY), Non-Commercial rights (NC), and Share-Alike rights (SA) on the long-term archiving website in three different forms: JPEG, PDF and InDesign. They are modifiable and publishable, but it is requested to refrain from commercial use. Institutions interested in buying a copy of the game are offered this possibility: besides the price of the game, a fixed price of €30 ($34) per game must be paid to the University of French Guiana.

 This amount will be reinvested in the creation of new educational and enjoyable products, which will be shared with the community!

For more information or to purchase a copy, please contact Marie Latour, delegate director of the CDS of the University of French Guiana and creator of these games using the following email:

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