Design Challenges

Bennett Live Youth Tabletop Game Design Challenge (BL2020-DC3)


Description
Calling all youth tabletop game designers! The Bennett Live Youth Tabletop Game Design Challenge is now live! Register today!

Do you love board, card, and table-top games? Do you have a game idea you’d love to develop into a marketable tabletop game? The Bennett Live Youth Tabletop Game Design Challenge is a 5-week challenge-based competition for youth in Grades 7-12 (Ages 13-18). In this design challenge, you’ll be challenged to ideate and think about game design and develop tabletop games of your own. You’ll master competencies around ideating, prototyping, and testing different games with others to eventually pitch to a real-world audience!

All finalists will be invited to a demo-night at Bennett Day School, in 2021 for an exclusive Bennett Live Youth Design Exhibition!

To connect, follow: #BennettLive

Content
  • About - The Youth Design Challenge Series
  • The Youth Design Challenge Series - About!
  • Youth Design Challenge Guide - 2020
  • Introduction
  • Welcome from Challenge Coach - Game Designer Ms. Kathleen Mercury
  • About Challenge Coach, Ms. Kathleen Mercury
  • Why I like Designing Games, with Challenge Coach Ms. Kathleen Mercury
  • Getting Started
  • Advice on How to think like a designer
  • What is a Game - Exploring Game Mechanics!
  • Advice on How to rethink making something!
  • Tabletop Game Design Resources
  • Challenge 1 - Creating a Race Game!
  • Challenge 1: Create a Race Game!
  • Blank Race Templates
  • Parts of a Game
  • Challenge 2: The Fairy Tale Game
  • Challenge 2: Introduction and Reflection
  • Challenge 2: Advice on Narrative in Game Design
  • Challenge 2: The Fairy Tale Game
  • Challenge 2: Slides - Narrative in Game Design
  • Challenge 2: Slides - The Fairy Tale Game
  • Challenge 2: Resources
  • Challenge 3: remix a Game
  • 54 Game Design Tips
  • Challenge 3: Remix a Game
  • The Boardgame - Remix Kit
  • Challenge 3: Resources
  • Discussion
  • Questions
  • Weekly Game Design Work
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever