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Create Your Own Board Game (July 5-9)

Day 5 - July 9th, 2021

Today is the last day of Create Your Own Board Game. Time really has flown by quickly!

What we did: We looked at the importance of testing when creating board games, how to create business plans, and fundraising on Kickstarter. We wrapped up with our board game designs on Canva.  

Thank you so much for joining Create Your Own Board Game. It was so much fun and I hope to see you soon!

 

Day 4 - July 8th, 2021

What we did: We looked at rule design and logic behind each component. We also looked at game guides and their importance as a part of the board game. The game guides include a game maker's page, rules page, and printing instructions. We created our game guides and additional game pieces on Canva!

What we will do: Next class, we will talk about game tests and business plans. See you in class!

 

Day 3 - July 7th, 2021

What a great class!

What we did: We reviewed the concept of design theory and board design, along with colour theory. To help build the board game, we looked at board game components such as player pieces and game pieces. We had a great time creating our game pieces on Canva! 

What we will do: Next class, we will talk about logic and rules and designing them for the board game. See you soon!

 

Day 2 - July 6th, 2021

What we did: We reviewed the concept of blueprint, board game shape, and pathways. To help build the board game, we looked at colour theory to understand the symbolism and as well as complementary colours. We also looked at design theory in various sample board games.

What we will do: Next class, we will talk about game pieces and the roles they play in the board game. See you then! 

 

Day 1 - July 5th, 2021

What we did: We looked at examples of board games and their roles in our daily lives. We discussed various tips and methods that can help us create our own board games. We also talked about the blueprint, designs, and drafted ideas on Canva.

What we will do: Next class, we will talk about design theory and continue to create our board games. Looking forward to another great lesson!

 

Hello, 

My name is Julie and I am one of the teachers at Explorer Hop. I am delighted to bring our Create Your Own Board Game this summer. This program is designed as an applied math and art program taught in a collaborative fun way.

Please bookmark this page as we will share information here. 

Our Create Your Own Board Game program teaches students how to apply their skills in math, logic, and art to create their very own board game in a stress-free learning environment. Students will build their board game through strategy, logic, and design. We even throw in a bit of entrepreneurship at the end by encouraging kids to sell digital copies of their games to raise funds for a cause. 

Students will learn about game theory, the significant role it plays when making a successful game, and how math is applied. They also learn how to effectively test their prototypes and tweak the complexity by adding logic and strategy. 

By the end of the program, your child will:

  • Create a fun board or card game that is uniquely theirs  
  • Use practical creativity to make rules for their game
  • Apply useful skills they’ve learned about math, logic, and art while making their game.
  • Learn to market and sell their board game as an entrepreneur.

Create Your Own Board Game is completely digital, so all you need is your computer! I look forward to see you soon!

Time: 10 AM - 12 PM (Toronto Time) from July 5 - 9, 2021

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82702981767

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