Friday, November 14, 2014

Game Design Update

I have recently made a resolution to blog every week. This resolution came when Genevieve told me to blog every week.  Anyway, a recap of what we have done since the last update. I have worked with every one of the kids (except Zoe, sorry) and they should have a game that they have designed and played at least once. We have also tested out a few of the games in class. We had a fun Halloween playing games with Monsters in them. And this week, we had a review of the elements of games and learned how lying can make a fun game.



Thursday, October 9, 2014


Sorry I have not blogged yet, I have been busy. Anyway, So far, In Game Design, we have learned the basic parts of board games such as Mediums (card, tile, board, etc.), objectives (what you are trying to accomplish, Resources (pieces), Theme (the feel of the game), Player Format (teams/not), and Mechanics (sets of rules). 
    This week we started working on the prototyping of games. Today they worked in groups to invent a new game or change an existing one, using various pieces of sports equipment. One group invented a Hunger Games sport, the other made Capture the Flag Football. 
     Next week I will be handing out supplies to help people make a game at home.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014