Game Design – Foundations (lvl 1 & 2) course. Six 1 hour sessions
This course is designed to help young children develop develop interpersonal skills and an understanding of common game mechanics and design elements through playing a range of traditional and contemporary board games. Students use this developing understanding of game design to remix modified versions of games that reflect either their identity and interests or the identity and interests of a stakeholder they identify. The experience of playing games, reflecting on the experience and making changes to enhance the experience is intended to foster a passion for non-digital gaming and develop pro-social skills (helping, caring, cooperating) and cognitive competencies (problem solving, reasoning).
This course has been designed by qualified New Zealand teaching staff and is developed to ensure that it compliments and supports the New Zealand education curriculum.
The course is made up of six one-hour classes each focused on a different style of game design and mechanics. We recommend children attend all sessions however the course has been designed so that you are able to join selected classes and still know that your child is developing their understanding of game design and mechanics, cognitive competencies and pro-social skills.
Classes take place at Meepleopolis where we have a dedicated space complete with custom designed game tables, AV system, fun decor and flexible seating arrangements. Students will be given a free snack and drink (juice or water) during each class. Please notify us of any dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking.
6 x one-hour sessions
4-5pm weekly every Thursdays. First session 25 May, last session 29 June.
Meepleopolis, 5/150 Lichfield Street, Christchurch, 8011
$25 per session or $120 for all 6 sessions
This course is for 6-9 year olds. Maximum 8 children per class
Must be made no later than 48hrs prior to each sessions