Over the next couple of weeks I will be preparing to start a board game club at the school where I teach. Thanks to
I have a pretty good start for game ideas for younger kids/students.
Must. Stop. Buying. Games!
I am hoping for other suggestions or thoughts that you may have about games that you have had success with teaching to kids. I teach from grades K-8. I am not quite sure if I will restrict the age quite yet since we have yet to fully announce the first afternoon date to the students.
As of right now I have:
BANG! The Dice Game
Rise of Augustus
King of Tokyo
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
(If I find more that I have, I will make sure to edit this)
I plan on getting a few more, but those are some of the games I own that I figured would be good for younger kids. Anyone else have some ideas or suggestions? Most of these kids are familiar with gaming, video games, and some of them are board gamers already, so I am trying to reach as many of them as possible.
As I start the program, I will make sure to keep an update of how things are going, I'm pretty excited! Thanks for the help.
- Last edited Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:23 pm (Total Number of Edits: 2)
- Posted Wed Jan 6, 2016 3:34 pm
Waunakee (madison area)
easy fast fillers that should attract some more people:
I think plenty of kids would like Hive though its only 2 player
a little more educational but light enough I think would peak interest Timeline: Inventions or any version
Gloom for the dark kids
Best of luck with it all!
- Last edited Wed Jan 6, 2016 5:08 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Wed Jan 6, 2016 5:06 pm
easy fast fillers that should attract some more people:PitSpot it!Zombie DiceSushi Go!
I think plenty of kids would like Hive
though its only 2 player
a little more educational but light enough I think would peak interest Timeline: Inventions
or any versionGloom
for the dark kids
Best of luck with it all!
Shoot. I forgot about Sushi Go!, I'm glad you said that. I will update that. And I thought about Timeline, so that is good to know as well. Thanks for the suggestions!
Best of luck with your gaming club! :-)
I will be interested in your future posts, as I just started a after school board gaming club at my high school.
What I found helpful was that I kept in contact with some of the local game stores in our city, and they were more than happy to help me get started. They even donated some of their used copies of games to our club.
We even did a fundraiser where we sold "membership" cards (where anyone could buy) and the local game stores were more than welcoming to attach their names to the card for advertising, and offered 10 - 15% discounts at their stores if you owned a card. We sold them for $7, and this school year we sold 60 cards so far ($420 that we could use to fill our library of games).
Once again best of luck! Keep on gaming!
I love hearing about these clubs being started up and it makes me jealous that I didn't have one available when I was a school kid.
Here are some that have gone over very well with my younger kids.
Felicity: The Cat in the Sack
Walk the Plank!
Good luck to you!
- Last edited Wed Jan 6, 2016 6:13 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Wed Jan 6, 2016 6:09 pm
I will add the following games we have in our club that I don't think have been mentioned yet.
Sheriff of Nottingham
Flick 'em Up!
Proud member of the Cult of the New.
The King of Meeples
I'd add perhaps some party games with larger player counts such as One Night Ultimate Werewolf and New Salem.
I have an efter school gaming club, I don't have many games to add to the above, apart from Mr Jack and Raptor. Two games that arevmeant for two players, but where you van pit one team against another ....