Game Design Elements

Tech Elective

Course Description

Through board and card games, learn about critical game design elements – theme, aesthetics, balance, progression – and create your own tabletop game. Learning the essentials of game design elements for table-top games builds a solid foundation in game mechanics – a skill as applicable in the digital realm as it is on table-top.

Ages All
Skill Level Beginner to Advanced
Lab Fee $35 (Camper brings home game creation set)

What will campers learn?

The consistencies and differences among game genres
Development of a theme and storyline
How to create balance and progression in a game

What will campers create?

A card or board game