Tabletop Games for Learning
99 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Bernie Dodge
Scoop.it!

Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp - MedicineNet

Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp - MedicineNet | Tabletop Games for Learning | Scoop.it
Reading, writing and playing cards and board games may be more than just fun pastimes, they may also help aging brains stay healthy, researchers say.
Bernie Dodge's insight:

Good justification for creating board games for the senior market. They're underserved and they will soon be us.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bernie Dodge
Scoop.it!

A Psychometric Questionnaire fo Classifying Gamers

This study was designed as preliminary research into preferences of gamers for theories or studies on gamer classifications. The objective was to develop a psychometric questionnaire that investigates how different aspects of computer games influence the types of games that people play and classify gamers based on the results.

 

Firstly, one content analysis was undertaken to develop an initial questionnaire including a set of rating questions. Secondly, an online survey was conducted based on the questionnaire and around three hundred participants attended this survey. A psychometric method called factor analysis was used to analyze the results and establish the final scale with 20 questions.

 

Findings presented all the characteristics of games. Males show more interest in storyline, character development and combat in games than females.  Respondents finally were classified into seven groups with four features which could help to identify gamers who plays RPG, ARPG, Action, Puzzle, Board game, Simulation or RTS games and the result also proved preferences on different aspects of games could influence a player's choice of game type.

 

The implication of these findings are that there should be a way to identify people who are of particular game types in order to test different theories. Also game companies and designers need to know what types of games their target customers enjoy to play. There are some limitations in the study but the methods used in our research are meaningful and creative and they can be improved to develop a sounder scale in further study

 

PDF Copy: http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/library/proj_files/2012/MScHCIT/xrw501/A%20psychometric%20questionnaire%20for%20classifying%20gamers.pdf

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bernie Dodge from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

Adventures in Kindergarten: Bonkers for Board Games

Adventures in Kindergarten: Bonkers for Board Games | Tabletop Games for Learning | Scoop.it

"This week our class has been going crazy over board games!

We have been making our own games on the Smart Board. We can make our own paths and there is even a dice that spins. We challenged the Grade 1 students to make games too. On Friday we exchanged games. We had SO much fun playing the game they made for us!"


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bernie Dodge from Ed Tech Chatter
Scoop.it!

Making Board Games in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle ...

Making Board Games in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle ... | Tabletop Games for Learning | Scoop.it
I just got home from THATCamp Games II at Case Western Reserve University, where we played and made a lot of games. In the past I've talked about making games for the classroom using lots of technologies (Inform 7, ...

Via Jon Samuelson
Bernie Dodge's insight:

THATCamp? Something we should do at SDSU?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bernie Dodge from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

ESL Printable Board Games, Card Games & Communicative Exercises

ESL Printable Board Games, Card Games & Communicative Exercises | Tabletop Games for Learning | Scoop.it
Printable ESL games, ESL Board Games, ESL card Games, Playing Card Games, Q and A, Games and communicative exercises...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Bernie Dodge's insight:

Simple and free. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bernie Dodge from Tracking Transmedia
Scoop.it!

Role Play Games mashed up with iPhone, board game and Augmented reality. OggBoard via @cnet | Pervasive Entertainment Times | Scoop.it

Role Play Games mashed up with iPhone, board game and Augmented reality. OggBoard via @cnet | Pervasive Entertainment Times | Scoop.it | Tabletop Games for Learning | Scoop.it
Dungeons & Dragons and other turn-based strategy games are alive and well.

Via siobhan-o-flynn
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bernie Dodge
Scoop.it!

Board Games Summer Enrichment Camp : collaboration, education , education, summer camp | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

Board Games Summer Enrichment Camp : collaboration, education , education, summer camp | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Tabletop Games for Learning | Scoop.it
See the Glog!Board Games Summer Enrichment Camp : collaboration, education , education, summer camp | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students (Board Games Summer Enrichment Camp
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bernie Dodge
Scoop.it!

Class Board Games. Printable board games for Teaching English, Page One. | ESL Lounge

Free printable board games for use in the ESL classroom. Different formats and sizes. Print out and use. Practise grammar, prompt conversation, make learning English fun.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bernie Dodge
Scoop.it!

Soviet board-games, 1920-1938

Soviet board-games, 1920-1938 | Tabletop Games for Learning | Scoop.it
Chemical Warfare, the game! A Soviet board game from 1925.
Bernie Dodge's insight:

In the Soviet Union, the board games play YOU. Well... they at least served some patriotic purpose, I think, and would thus fit under our broad umbrella of tabletop teaching. I'd love to see these up close.

more...
No comment yet.