Sparking curiosity: A future shaped by the intersection of games and education – starting in Nigeria | Playable Futures

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I grew up with games. It started with traditional games like ludo, draughts and Ayo, an indigenious yoruba game (also known as ‘mancala’ in other cultures). I’d spend hours watching my Uncle and cousins in heated gameplay.

As was customary in those days, girls were not allowed to participate or compete, but I did. I played table tennis, shot pool

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