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Game On! Is a standards-based curriculum that offers students the chance to play, analyze, and create their very own tabletop games. After discussing how game components work together to make a game succeed or fail, students are asked to create a tabletop game of their own centered around a topic of the teacher’s choosing.
Through the game-creation process, students are able to tackle problems in their own lives or communities, or show their knowledge of academic content.
Game On! is designed to be adaptable to all content areas, classrooms, and student learning levels. Younger students learn to create “roll and move” games, while older students learn to create resource-management games.
After completion, student games are then playtested by fellow students, who provide feedback for their peers, thus deepening their sense of community and allowing for the exploration of new ideas for gameplay.
Designed for Grades 2-12