Thursday, March 30, 2017
Is it fun? Are games fun? What is fun? Should we play? Here are some thoughts...
Next fall we will be doing the game design assignment again in History 206: Introduction to Public History. Prepping for that Dennis Frank send us a link to a collection of Ted Talks on Board Game Geek about board games.
While we're at it, let's check out video games in the classroom with Classroom Game Design.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
This summer we're hosting an escape room camp. Escape Rooms are popping up all over the place. In an escape room, your group has to get out (escape) by solving puzzles and mysteries around a theme. If you like games, puzzles, and working together, they can be super fun. The video (above) better explains what an escape room is. If you search on YouTube, you will find lots of videos of people playing escape rooms.
Our camp is doing something a little different. Campers will build the escape room and invite friends and family to play. Campers will work in groups, pick a theme, select and build the puzzles, and put it all together in an escape room.