Design your own board game!

Computer Graphics 1 and 2

Submit your board game proposal right here.

boardgamecollectionThis project brings Photoshop and 3D printing together in one great product.

The fully completed project is due the week before your final.  Significant loss of points will occur if all components are not ready.  All components must be submitted no later than Thursday,  May 26th.  This deadline allows for fabrication, printing and assembly.

Your mission is to design a playable, physical board game with the following features:

  • an educational goal (prep for high school, learn the rules of baseball, understand personal budgeting and finance, learn diplomacy, be able to identify major works of art, get ready for a job interview, learn about climbing Everest, etc)
  • a game board that you design in Photoshop.  This board will be printed out on a large format printer.  Max size is 24 inches by 36 inches.
  • Laser cut OR 3d printed game pieces.  All pieces must be your own creation and not from another project or online source.
  • supporting material like draw cards, fake money, dice, spinner, etc
  • a complete set of rules  designed and printed

 

Your game may be a remix of an existing game or an original game.

Read below for the full details on group vs individual work:

individual:
required: educational goal, game may be original or inspired by another game, rules
as needed: game pieces, game board, game cards*

group of 2-3:
required: educational goal, game may be original or inspired by another game, rules, game piece containers, marketing flyer
as needed: game pieces, game board, game cards*

group of 4:
required: educational goal, game may be original or inspired by another game, rules, game piece containers, video description/ad, marketing poster
as needed: game pieces, game board, game cards*

* your must create two out of three of these items (pieces, board, or cards)

board game size and shape– your board can be no larger than two 11×17 sheets side by side and will need to fold. Note that your board does not have to be a SQUARE.  Triangle, round?  Does it have to lay flat or stand up?

cards – for gameplay

pieces – for players and for gameplay like dice or spinners?

rules -clear and detailed written rules must be provided.  The final version of the rules should be designed and laid out in Photoshop.

Check out some samples:

Then complete the Board Game Proposal form and make some decisions.  Fill out the form and submit.

First created spring 2013, revised spring 2014 and again in 2016 by Rod Milstead

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