Kalle Laakso (MA) is a researcher at the Tampere University Game Research Lab. Master’s degree in the field of sociology from the University of Tampere and formerly a researcher in the field of care robotics. They are currently researching youth gaming culture in the Growing mind – research project. Relatively new to game research but with two decades of personal experience from digital and board games and a special interest in co-operative play. Mainly using quantitative methods but looking to expand towards more mixed methodology in the future.