Water for Tomorrow: Creating a Game for The Nature Conservancy

At the TESA Collective, we make customized games for organizations that want to engage their audiences in playful and powerful ways. In 2017, we were approached by The Nature Conservancy to do just that. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has advanced land and water conservation around the world for nearly 70 years. In New York state, TNC[…]

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Creating a Game about Communal Wealth for Saint Louis Organizers

There’s nothing we love more than seeing one of our games being used to facilitate education, action, and laughter in communities! TESA had the pleasure of working with Solidarity Economy St. Louis, a network of groups and individuals working together to transform their local economy, to create a customized version of our game Loud &[…]

Gifts for Social Activists

Social Justice Gift Ideas – Appreciate the Activists in Your Life This Holiday Season with Games and Books! This holiday season, buy gifts for activists that are not just thoughtful, but also support independent artists, makers, and movements. At the TESA Collective, a worker-owned cooperative and creators of Rise Up: The Game of People and[…]

Rousing Success for TESA’s Rise Up Kickstarter

Thanks to 740 people and organizations who backed Rise Up: The Game of People and Power on Kickstarter, we’re proud to report that our board game about building movements will be available to the public by April 2017! When we launched our Kickstarter, we set a goal of raising $35,000 over the course of a[…]

Using Non-Competitive Games for Education and Building Community

When people think of games, they often think of competitive games where one player wins, and everyone else loses. Competitive games encourage players to work against each other, rather than together. Competition can not only be discouraging for the majority of non-winners, but over time can turn people off from playing games all together. Why[…]

The L.A. Co-op Lab is Making Worker Ownership Mobile

*Featured image courtesy of Dr. Pop In Los Angeles, it’s not business as usual. The LA Co-op Lab has launched an exciting new effort to bring the co-op movement to the streets, calling the project “The Mobile Co-op Lab.” According to the Dr. Pop website, “The Mobile Co-op Lab is a collaboration between Dr. Pop, the L.A.[…]