Game Design

What is a game?

Rules + A Goal = A Game

Impromptu Game Design with Jane McGonigal

What makes a game engaging?


Hack Games!

How would you remix a board game? What new goal and rules can you establish for a remixed game? What makes a game fun to play? What makes a game boring?
Note: Find ideas for materials and principles for a hack jam with games here.

Play Games!

Pick a couple of games to play and complete an evaluation for each:

Consider game genre

What's your favorite video game? Why do you love playing it? What is the primary genre of the game: Adventure, Role-playing, Simulation, Social, Strategy or Puzzle. Create a padlet for students to share their favorite video game and a reason why they like it.