Third graders design and test board game strategy

Stuttgart Elementary School third grader, Codie Williams shares her original game, "Under the Sea" with other third grade students from one of the many classrooms who were invited to play. Photo Credit: Daniel L'Esperance.

Stuttgart Elementary School third grader, Codie Williams shares her original game, “Under the Sea” with other third grade students from one of the many classrooms who were invited to play. Photo Credit: Daniel L’Esperance.

By Daniel L’Esperance
Stuttgart Elementary School

Stuttgart Elementary School third graders investigated and researched dozens of famous games in order to design their own original games. Students were tasked to decide upon the goals and rules of their game with determined success of 60% strategy and 40% pure luck to win.  The fun began when students were finally able to start building their game.

Some students created strategic board games, some were card games, and some were even combinations. After completing the build of their original game, students were required to play against other classmates to work out, “the bugs” testing the games.