For my project dossier I have created a board game which will mimic a soccer game. The idea originated from researching popular soccer games online and then adapting and creating new rules for my game through a trial and error process. This in the long run will therefore create a fun and accurate game available to all ages as well as helping to teach the rules of soccer to players. I have created a board in which to play on as well as players, rules and dice. This game will be targeted at all audience however the focus will be on sport fanatics.
The social utility of the game will be to entertain and even teach players about the rules and game play of soccer. Scholastic (2016) who are one of the leading companies in raising kids to be efficient readers and learners states; Games don’t need to be overtly academic to be educational, however. Just by virtue of playing them, board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. They can also aid in enhancing the ability to focus and lengthen attention spans.
My game has the ability to incorporate all these benefits however the strongest social utility would be the increase of communication skills whilst playing. The game requires both playing to converse with each other whilst also using their knowledge of the game to outsmart their opponent.
Scholastic 2016, The Benefits of Board Games, viewed on 21st April 2016, http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/creativity-play/benefits-board-games