Make a Game (for) 2

by FORTH added on 07 Nov 2019

Brief description:
The workshop is targeted to groups consisting of one parent / adult and 1-2 children 9+ years old. Participants, are introduced (through creative activities and a lot of playing) to the basic elements and steps for designing a 2-player board game and design their own game, while at the same time train their soft skills and computational thinking.
(where the practice takes place)
(where the practice takes place)
Organization name:
(running the practice)
Organization type:
Contact person:
Dimitris Grammenos
Contact email:
(for further information and inquiries)
Social media:
Related resources:
(e.g., web site, publications,media)
Participants’ age groups:
9 - 99
Indicative number of participants:
15 - 30
Oriented to a specific gender?
(for the same group of participants)
Total duration:
(for the same group of participants)
3 hours
(where the practice takes place)
  • Classroom, formal learning space, etc.
  • Community lab, FabLab, non-formal learning space, etc.
  • Museum, science centre, outreach centre, library, zoo, etc.
What are the role(s) of the adult(s) running the practice?
  • Presenter
  • Facilitator
  • Mentor / Guide
During the practice, participants…
  • Make
  • Play
Participants work…
  • In pairs
  • In family groups/with support of family group
  • What type of materials do participants use?
    • Pen and paper
    • Craft supplies / Stationery
    • Other: Board game design components
    Pedagogical approach:
    • Problem-based learning
    • Project (or task)-based learning
    • Design-based learning
    • Collaborative-learning
    • Discovery-learning
    • Creative thinking
    • Critical thinking
    Social justice/equity approaches:
    • Free events/funding for those from low-income groups
    • Activities are designed to empower participants and meet their needs
    Does the practice have (explicit or implicit) learning objectives?
    Explicit: Board game design, design thinking, creative thinking, computational thinking
    Is the practice (explicitly or implicitly) connected to school curricula?
    Yes, implicitly
    If connected in any way to school curricula, which subjects are covered?
    • Other: Computational thinking
    Additional notes: