Colonist is a boardgame that explores colonial rule in 17th century Goa.

It seeks to unravel the stories surrounding the construction of a now ruined Augustinian Monastery and does so by recreating in abstraction the economic forces that promulgated the expansion of Portuguese Goa and the resultant relations with the people native to the land.

It is a German style board game with emphasis on an abstract economic simulation of the colony and with a narrative that critically examines the effect of the Colonizing forces.


The project is being built in collaboration with artist, filmmaker and researcher : Gayatri Kodikal , who initiated the project back in 2013.