About games


Ask students to think about all the games they play or have played in their lives. No matter what games they think about, the core characteristics are similar. They;
  • provide an excuse to play
  • are usually social
  • are always experiential
  • are engaging and fun.

icon_bstorm.gifIn the classroom get your students to brainstorm the different types of games then share, analyse and categorise your results.

Types of games might be:

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Board games
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Card games
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Sports games










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Social play games
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Computer/digital games












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