Educational board game design
1 / 17

Educational Board Game Design - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Updated On :

Educational Board Game Design. Part One Advantages, Limitations, Types & Structures. Strengths of Board Games. Easily Stored Self-Contained Familiar Format. Limitations of Board Games. Class use requires multiple copies

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Educational Board Game Design' - Renfred

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Educational board game design l.jpg

Educational Board Game Design

Part OneAdvantages, Limitations,Types & Structures

Strengths of board games l.jpg
Strengths of Board Games

  • Easily Stored

  • Self-Contained

  • Familiar Format

Limitations of board games l.jpg
Limitations of Board Games

  • Class use requires multiple copies

  • Easily played just for fun unless the educational content is well integrated

  • Losing one piece can render the whole game useless (though less so than for card games)

Types of board games l.jpg
Types of Board Games

  • Linear Movement or Race Games

    • Pieces move along a path (e.g. Monopoly, Candy Land)

  • 2-D Pattern Games

    • Object is to build patterns of pieces (e.g. Go, Othello, Scrabble)

Types of board games5 l.jpg
Types of Board Games

  • Battlefield

    • Pieces attack other pieces, removing them from the board (e.g., Chess, Risk)

  • Combination

    • Games which combine elements of the other 3 categories (e.g. Backgammon)

Board game design phases l.jpg
Board Game Design Phases

  • Do Front End Work

  • Draft a Preliminary Design

  • Produce Prototype

  • Conduct Field Trials

  • Revise as Needed

  • Publish, Disseminate and/or Use

In search of elegance l.jpg
In Search of Elegance

  • Elegance = congruity between the forms of the game and structures within the content, such as...

    • Movement through space, time

    • Shortcuts

    • Obstacles

    • Patterns of elements

    • Prizes, trophies, treasures

Example content game structures l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Movement through space or time

    • Getting a Masters degree

    • Stages of digestion

    • Evolution

    • The process of impeachment

  • Game: paths in a race game

Example content game structures9 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Shortcuts

    • Marrying into money

    • Mutation

    • Scientific breakthrough

    • Finding the “smoking gun”

  • Game: jumping along or between paths in a race game

Example content game structures10 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Obstacles

    • Insufficient money or other resources

    • Not enough votes

    • Mountains or deserts to cross

    • Lack of data

  • Game: blockage in paths in a race game or the absence of a path

Example content game structures11 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Patterns of Elements as Goal

    • Balanced meals

    • Balanced life

    • Electoral College votes

  • Game: acquisition of cards or tokens in particular combinations

Example content game structures12 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Elements with different levels of power

    • Superintendent vs Principal vs. teacher

    • Large countries vs small

    • Microsoft vs just about anyone else

  • Game: use of game pieces that can move more flexibly or that can overcome other pieces

Example content game structures13 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Elements with different levels of value

    • Rare coins vs common ones

    • Real estate in La Jolla vs. somewhere else

    • Gold vs silver vs bronze medals

  • Game: tokens or play money to allow the acquisition of these elements or to use as scorekeeping devices

Example content game structures14 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Choices and Decisions

    • Go on to college, or get a job?

    • Attack the Nazis now, or wait?

    • Buy Qualcomm or Apple stock?

  • Game: branches in the path of a race game, or strategies for deploying pieces or tokens.

Example content game structures15 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Variations in Risk

    • Buying futures options vs. stocks

    • Running an attack ad against your opponent

    • Quitting your job to start a small business

  • Game: parallel paths with more penalty squares on the shorter path, or chance cards in different stacks depending on risk.

Example content game structures16 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content: Changing Environment

    • The stock market turns from bullish to bearish

    • After the revolution, those closest to the king are now most in danger

    • Drastic climate change bodes ill for reptiles

  • Game: changing the rules or structures during the game.

Example content game structures17 l.jpg
Example Content+Game Structures

  • Content:Random or Uncontrolled Events

    • Weather

    • Prices of raw materials

    • Other people’s behavior

  • Game: dice, spinners, or chance cards