Log In

Build Your Own Board Game for Beginners!

ARI Learning by Carly Filewich Inclusive & Social!
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(557)
Love board games? Let's talk why and discover ways to create our own. Design your own board game and play it with your family and friends!

Class experience

Beginner - Intermediate Level
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Board game breakdown
Let's talk about all the different kinds of board games that we play. We will look at some examples and talk about themes for our game design. The assignment this week is to play as many path based board games that we can to figure out what we like about them. Get thinking about your theme and style of game you want to create! It's play and brainstorm week. Keep a list! We will do a quick redesign of an old game.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
This week we get our theme decided on and talk about what elements we might use to create a basic board game. The assignment this week will be to decide on our theme, decide on spinner, dice or card movement and talk about complexity that we can add to the game to avoid runaway leaders. You will have the week to start working on the design of your board. You will need markers, paper, cereal boxes you can open up to glue your path onto and a glue stick.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Prototype/Playtest/Feedback/Fine Tuning
This week we should have a prototype. If you are still working on your game, that's expected. We can share what we've designed and we can talk about what works and so far what isn't working. Let's brainstorm solutions together. During the week I will post a playtest template. Use this to get feedback from the players of your game and we can talk about how to use this data to fine tune what you created.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Review/Extending/What comes next?
Review your game, what did you discover? Let's talk over the good things and the problems we encountered. Let's review all of the terminology and ideas we learned. Next steps for producing your game and getting it played.
Students will creatively consider game theory, math, story, art/design and entrepreneur skills. 

*This class applies to the curricular requirements for Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 6 B.C. Grade 1-6 and directly relates to B.C. Curricular Competencies for ELA Grades 1-6 under Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing) Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing).
🎲Instructor: Ms. Yvonne, BMus. McGill University.  Hi! I'm a Metis artist, musician and micro-farmer.  My experiences range from 10 years with IBM as a field tech to professional musician.  I am a songwriter and a homeschooling mum of two kids and my current obsession is board game design.  I believe that child-led project based learning is the key to engagement.  As an ND learner myself and a parent of an ND child, I believe connection and relationship are the first step in education.  PBL or Project Based Learning allows us to incorporate all sorts of learning in one fun bundle of exploration.  
Homework Offered
Learners will be expected to work on their projects outside of class time. The amount of time will really depend on the learner and the project they have planned.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A list of supplies needed will be posted before the first class every week in the classroom. 
https://boardgamedesignlab.com/design-theory/, https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/829/big-game-theory
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(557)
Learners who join this community will experience spaces where they can be themselves, learn cool stuff, do interesting work, and meet fun people. We are an organization of homeschooling parents, unschoolers and teachers who work as a team to... 
Group Class


weekly or $80 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
50 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-17
2-6 learners per class

SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2024 Outschool