Tabletop Designer Camp

SCHEDULE

Hour 1: Introduction to Tabletop Design: A History of Board Games

  • Lecture/Discussion: 
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeB-1F-UKO0
    • What are other ways that board games affected culture
    • What are games you enjoy
    • 20 min
  • Play a quick game
    • 40 min

Hour 2: Understanding and Designing Games

Hour 3 & 4: The Classic Abstracts

Hour 5 and 6: Create a Classic Abstract

  • Discussion
    • What do these have in common?
    • What do you like? What do you not like?
    • 10 Min
  • Remix
    • Work with a partner to mix or remix a classic
    • 50 min
  • Playtest
    • Share and play with other groups
    • Fix improve and play again

Hour 1: Roll & Move Games

Hour 2: Code Some Dice & Score Keepers

https://videogamedesignclub.com/dice-coding/

Hour 3 & 4: Play Roll & Move Games

Hour 5 & 6: Create a Roll & Move

  • Design your own
  • Playtest

Leftover time

Play Another Roll and Move

Work on one of your games

Hour 1: Strategy Games

Hour 2 to 4: Play Strategy Games

Hour 5 & 6: Create a Strategy Game

  • Design your own
  • Playtest

Leftover time

Play Settlers of Catan

Work on one of your games

Hour 1: Card Games

Hour 2 to 4: Play Card Games

Hour 5 & 6: Create a Card Game 

  • Design your own
  • Playtest

Leftover time

Play Munchkin

Work on one of your games

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