BCM300 – Blog 2 (Fantasmaths)

ray of sunshine

For the past few weeks in class, we have been analysing and enjoying playing a range of different board games as a group. This allowed access into how much thought, prototyping and modifications go into a final game. So when we got the chance to begin to prototype our own game I was thrilled.

The game prototype pitch originated from our week 4 in-class activity. The game theme is educational with a focus on mathematics (addition). Our goal is to have the game played to help those from year 3 and onwards to learn how to complete addition in a fast-paced, fun environment.

For our game, there are 3 main mechanics we had chosen.

  1. Each player must roll the dice
  2. Each player must take a turn at the same time (as each turn is time sensitive)
  3. Timer

These 3 mechanics were chosen from trailing the game and concluding that for…

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