After two years of Covid, during which the games were completely suspended, the life of the Game Conservatory is gradually resuming. If the situation, especially in the financial balance sheet, is not yet in order, good news has fallen. The point with its co-founder David Demoulin.
Where to start in this list that has been growing since May?
Well, from the one who occupied the ranks of the Conservatoire du Jeu for six long years: the search for a place. Save in the past. phew! David Demoulin shows a big smile. From Friday October 7th, two Friday evenings a month (every 14 days from 8pm), the Conservatoire du Jeu, with its wide range of games for all ages, will be set up on the 1st floor of the club cafe Le Pot Commun, rue de la Jonction .
bonus Meeting point Le Pot Commun: a new associative café in Nevers
“They contacted us and offered. We thank you. We have four rooms available, one of which is dedicated to storage. Everything is new. We join the associative cafe. And we contribute to the energy costs”. There is no shortage of ideas to liven up these evenings. “We are so lucky to have a local. We have many desires to create fun and festive times.”
The two Fridays are divided as follows: one evening in the hall and the second, the members of the Game Conservatory meet in the bar for evenings of discovery, which then continue on the 1st floor in the hall. The November evenings are dedicated to authors and game designers, accompanied by Anthony Brémond and Christophe Leclercq.
The structure is the largest collection of games in Europe with 13,000 pieces
Another highly anticipated event: the night of the game, 6th edition, returns to the Salle des Eduens on Saturday November 19 from 5pm to 1am. “We have a strong mobilization of members. We want to stay with the momentum of the Fêtes du Jeu that took place at Salengro Park at the end of May. We had to pass over 1,000 people all day. We will therefore find the Conservatoire du Jeu team on Saturday May 27th for the 2023 meeting of the Faîtes du Jeu.
Another chapter: that of preserving the gaming heritage and two pieces of good news. The structure now has 13,000 common tokens in its collection. Full box, making it “the largest collection in Europe”.
Discovered from a Paris museum
The Game Conservatory was also discovered by a Parisian museum manager to create a national institute for the preservation of gaming heritage. This fits perfectly with the statutory purpose of the association. “We will be in touch with the Ministry of Culture to see if we can implement this. I did the first video conference last week. We keep our fingers crossed,” develops David Demoulin.
bonus Leisure The Nevers Game Conservatory, a unique building in France
This one doesn’t get over all these projects that take off. “It’s incredible. We’re happy, proud. It’s what we’ve been waiting for since we founded the Conservatoire du Jeu.” .”
Which opens a big door for other perspectives. “We have many other projects. It’s not all settled yet.” A single example? The Murder Parties are expected to resurface in 2023.
The agenda of the professional part fills up well
The professional component of the Conservatoire du Jeu got off to a brilliant start.
Quite simply: “Everyone wants us”, David Demoulin found the right formula to a great deal of laughter. He also took the opportunity to send a little message: “I didn’t have time to call everyone back”.
A multitude of interventions have therefore been set up in structures as varied as the Nevers prison, “where we have been intervening every two weeks since May”. Actions, many of which are not public.
The domestic violence crime scene (developed with France Victimes 58) was intended to be deployed across France. “We play it regularly in schools”.
The first participants of the serious game France Victimes 58 on domestic violence
On Friday, January 20, a crime scene will take over the media library. “It’s a new scenario written specifically for the building’s story library. It will be amazing with spirits of people who have lived in this building with a long history.”