Game On!: Thinking, Writing, and Board Games

Summer
Summer 2020 (First Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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academic and creative nonfiction writing, community studies, analog game design

Board game play and analysis can exercise the same skills in learning, writing, and critical thinking necessary for achievement in more conventional academic work, and in employment. We will play introductory strategy board games (also called “eurogames” or “hobby games”) such as Catan and Forbidden Island during class, then collaborate to analyze each game. Written assignments will follow each gameplay session. Development of useful skills in evidence-based thinking and writing will be a major emphasis of our work. Registration in Game On! requires willingness to think and talk about strategy board games. Students will complete up to three writing assignments per week in this five-week class, and share writing with other participants. Previous knowledge of strategy board games and previous college writing classes are not required. Credit equivalencies will be awarded in writing and critical thinking.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

education, game journalism or design, continued academic study

4

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

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