Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Second In-Class Meeting, A Whole New Idea to Our Game!

At the beginning of class, we were a bit hesitant of how much we would be able to get done in class today.  For the first ten minutes of class, we were still struggling with how to change our game around. One person in our group brought up the idea of making the game not have a theme at all. The idea of a no theme game would make us be able to think of more ideas for the acting and drawing categories to our game.

As we talked and discussed our game more, we somehow decided that we should change the game board up completely, while still keeping the draw, act, hangman, and trivia elements of the original game idea. Instead of having a 8 by 8 circle game board, we decided to make our game board more like a race track divided into four sections. Each section would have a category (act, hangman, draw, or trivia), which would allow each team to pick where they wanted to start out at first. This idea seemed to be more ideal and more interesting to play. With the game board set, the next step is to create a theme for our board game.  We came to the conclusion that it is still best to have a game with a central theme, so the categories won't be too random. Thinking of a theme will be tough, but after this step, things will get a lot easier.

The Start to the Final Game

Today in class was the first day we got together in our new groups to discuss the final game project. Even though we already had a basic game idea in mind, we realized there still needed to be many changed made to it. We were surprised that we spent the entire two and a half hours in class just talking to each other about how to make the game better. We found it to be very challenging to alter the rules and try to make the game as interesting for the target audience. After two and a half hours of talking, we came up with some new ideas like making our game involve some trading and money, which would better enhance the farm theme for our game.

Our group decided that for homework, we would each have to come up with ideas for what to put on the word cards, which will be used for drawing, hangman, taboo, and acting. Instead of waiting a whole week before working on the game again, it is best to work on it a bit outside of class, so more things can be accomplished during the next class.