Board Game Jam – Staff and Student sessions 2016

Paper shapes and dice

Original board games created by University of Edinburgh staff and students during workshops run by Stephanie (Charlie) Farley and Gavin Willshaw.

In each session groups are provided with packs of postcard images from the University of Edinburgh Image Collections with information on the image’s source and licence.

Participants then need to select which images in their pack were suitable for their needs and used the images to inspire the setting and theme of their game.

Information and documents to run your own Board Game Jam available here

 


 

Games from Half-Day Staff & Students Board Game Jam 2016

 

This half-day workshop was run for a mixture of staff and students. Participants were introduced to the differences between copyright and licensing, how to identify licensed material that is free for re-use, and how to licence their own work. They were then guided through all the steps to create their own board game. Including prototyping, play-testing, and adding variety and fun by employing different game mechanics.

 

 

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Board Game Jam - July 2016

 


 

Games from 1 hour LTW Away Day Board Game Jam 2016

This 1 hour Board Game Jam was run for the Learning Teaching and Web services divisional Away Day. In the space on an hour participants were given a flash introcudtion to copyright and licensing, how to identify licensed material that is free for re-use, and how to licence their own work. Participants were then challenged to work together in groups to create a board game prototype in under one hour.

 

 

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Board Game Jam - LTW away day 2016

 


 

Games from 3hr eLearning@ed Board Game Jam (2016)

During this 3-hour workshops participants were introduced to the differences between copyright and licensing, how to identify licensed material that is free for re-use, and how to licence their own work. They were then guided through all the steps to create their own board game. Including prototyping, play-testing, and adding variety and fun by employing different game mechanics.

 


 

Games from 2hr EUSA Peer Learning & Support Board Game Jam 2017

This was run for EUSA’s Peer Learning & Support volunteer students to provide them with additional tools to help run their own sessions and activities with other students. The volunteers were introduced to the ideas of playful learning, copyright and licensing, and completed a 1-hour board game jam challenge.

 

 

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Peer Support & Learning Board Game Jam

 

 


 

Games from 2hr Future Teacher Board Game Jam 2017

This was run as part of the Future Teacher series of events looking at technology and skills that may be applied to learning and teaching at the University. The session encouraged the use of playful learning, board game play, game creation, and the use of Open Education resources in teaching practice. Attendees were introduced to the ideas of playful learning, copyright and licensing, and completed a 1-hour board game jam challenge.

 

 

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Future Teacher Feb '17 
 

 

Image: Paper shapes and dice, adapted from Carry Clothe & Butcher Yours on Flickr. Photograph by Stephanie (Charlie) Farley. Creative Commons Attribution licence 4.0