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Central Michigan University Press

Central Michigan University Press is a scholarly game press for Central Michigan University, a Michigan public university first established in 1892. The Press is committed to innovative, research-based, peer-reviewed, engaging pedagogical games.

Our previously crowdfunded games include:

Monumental Consequence, a single-session, live action game for classrooms, team building, and social gatherings that asks players if art is ever worth dying for. Players take on the role of villagers in the fictional town of La Ville, where an army has just taken possession of their centuries old church. The villagers must come together to decide whether they risk the lives of their friends and family by attacking the church to save the precious art inside or whether they simply bomb the church and sacrifice the art to save lives.
9-38 Players      30-60 Minutes      Ages 14 & Up


It’s Spring, 1927. While Americans dance the Charleston and drink bootlegged liquor, the Mississippi Delta faces a flood of epic proportions. If battered river levees collapse, everything important to you will be washed away.

Rising Waters is a cooperative board game built around area control, set collection, and variable player power mechanics where players experience life through the lens of African American plight. In the game, you will confront two forces – racism from white landowners and the power of nature. Persevere by drawing on your community’s courage and strength from your family, church, music, farming, and education.  Can you manage the rising waters to stay alive.
2-4 Players      60-90 Minutes      Ages 14 & Up