Our basic classes introduce students to games over a variety of mediums. Students explore tabletop, video and computer games. Working as groups students play games with each other working as teams to overcome in game obstacles and develop their teamwork skills. Students’ skills and mettle is tested with competition and more and more challenging games.
What makes games tick? How do they work and how important are rules? Explore the world of gaming by playing a veritable gameocopia! Try out games new and old then change their rules to suit your style of play. When you're finished, see what kind of game you can make on your own!
A chance to explore urban games on the schoolyard. Students learn about navigation, problem solving and make maps of their play area turning the whole outdoor world into a wide open game! Using mapping software, an understanding of rules and the space around them students transform their school into one Big SchoolYard Game!
Dungeons and Dragons:
Become a knight, a dwarf, a wizard or a witch as you explore a fantasy world of epic adventure. Students work together as they battle fierce dragons, save endangered kingdoms, or maybe even rescue a prince or princess from a dangerous dungeon! Anything is possible in this role playing game!
Game School Parent Seminars:
Games aren’t just for kids. GameSchool offers help to parents and educators so that they can better understand games. The gaming medium is constantly growing and changing and it can be difficult to keep up with such a complicated shifting landscape. To help others understand gaming, we offer seminars and family nights so that they can become more familiar with what kind of games are out there. It is also our hope that we can prepare parents for the incredibly rewarding experience of sharing in play with their children.
Intro to Video Games:
In this workshop you will learn a brief history of video games, but more importantly they will learn how to identify and understand just what their kids are doing then they are spending so many hours in front of a TV set. Learn how to identify different game systems, the types of games that are out there, and what may or may not be appropriate for children. By then end of this workshop, parents will be able to handle any game system, have a good understanding of the different kinds of games, available and know which games they should let their children play.
Intro to Collectible and Tradable Card Games (and Pokémon)
Since showing up on the scene almost 20 years ago, collectible card games have dominated the gaming market and the attention of children everywhere. Once they became fused with Pokémon these games have become an unstoppable force on the playground. In this workshop we’ll teach you how to play the most Pokémon card game, but also the basics of some of the other games out there so that should you child’s taste in a particular game ever change, you will be able to quickly follow.