Alternative currencies board game

Thursday, 10.09.
1h 30min
Consumption and Time
Cooperation and Self-organization
Money and Finances

We'll play the board game "Currency Lab" to interactively learn about alternative currencies and how they can bring much needed diversity and resilience to the money system we have today - a vast "money monoculture" bad for both the global economy and the planet.

The game rules encourage engagement, providing challenges which must be counterpointed by choosing and creating strategies. The efficacy of the strategies is not predefined, but instead negotiated among the players, who pose and answer questions and refine their plans together.

The challenges and strategies draw inspiration from examples of real alternative currencies from the past and present, including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, mutual credit rings like the swiss WIR and local currencies like the Brixton Pound.

Lenara Verle
Lenara Verle researches media art, collaboration and alternative currencies. She's a lecturer for the Digital Communication and the Game Design programs at Unisinos University in Brazil. Her latest projects and artworks can be found at
Organisation: - inspiration for new types of money towards a better possible world.