POSTED BY: RYBN | Fri Jun 11th, 2010 8:24 p.m.


• YKON-GAME arrives in Paris ! •

We invite you to play a game with us on the 20th june at Eof Galery from 14h to 19h.

The YKON Game is a world simulation game for up to 30 players. It's based on a simple thought experiment: imagine that the world is brought to a complete halt. Everything stops. No more business as usual. With the world frozen, you and your fellow players can tinker with it as you please. What will you change? How do you convince others to go along with your changes? And what about the consequences?

Through the 1960's, Buckminster Fuller was developing the "World Game". It was to be his masterplan for the planet Earth: a tool that would formulate a comprehensive, design science approach to all the problems of the world. Inspired by the ideas of Fuller, we have developed the YKON Game, a more poetic perspective on the future of our world.

Instead solving the problems that we know, The YKON Game seeks to uncover the ideas that we're still missing -- sometimes wonderful, sometimes terrifying thoughts that could forever alter the world, and the way we live in it. For its players, the game poses an existential challenge: they will have to think about what kind of world they truly want.

So come and change the world. You don't need to be an expert: everyone is welcome.

• Date and location •
Sunday June 20th 2010, from 2 to 7pm

Eof Gallery
15 rue Saint Fiacre - Paris 2
M° Grands Boulevards

• Registration •
Free entrance on registration, contact : info at
The game is run in English and French. It will be played from 2 to 7, then a debriefing and friendly food & drinks break before the Mal au Pixel opening event. The proposed scenarios will be documented and added to the Ykon Game corpus (already 9 parties so far).

We are seeking for different kind of participants: gamers, teenagers, artists, social transformation thinkers and activists, or people curious about it…



YKON is a non-profit advocacy group for unrepresented nations, experimental countries and utopian thinkers. The disseminiation and production of knowledge on such fragile entities through co-operation between the arts and all other fields of study is a key interest of YKON. Group fusion, curiosity about utopian fantasy productions, and interest in the emergence and drying-up of alternative architectures of society unite its membership.