Designing a Board Game

Widening Participation Game

As part of my work for the university’s Widening Participation program, I go into schools to introduce children to the idea of university. I offered to redesign a game for 11-13 year olds and was asked to create something new.

The idea of the game is to collect skills, study and independence points towards a degree. The board is a map of a campus and students pick up cards with fun facts and trivia about university as they go round. The prototype is going to be trialled in schools this term and hopefully played for real from September.

Update 1: The trials went well and one of the schools put up a lovely article on their website

Update 2: After some tweaks were made, the final versions were produced and now it’s being played across schools in Sussex.

Update 3: The game has been played in schools by over 500 children

Progression of board design