Run your own Board Game Jam
Lead a group through the creating, licensing, and sharing of a board game as an Open Educational Resource (OER) with this hands-on workshop in multiple formats, created by Stephanie (Charlie) Farley and Gavin Willshaw of Information Services.
Originally created for the University’s Innovative Learning Week in 2016, Board Game Jam has been re-purposed and presented as a one day, half-day, and one hour(!) workshop.
The workshop guides groups through all the steps to create their own board game. It explores prototyping and play-testing and how to add variety and fun by employing different game mechanics.
Games in our workshops are created using digitised images from the University of Edinburgh Library, but images can be sourced elsewhere on the web.
Our workshop covers:
- the differences between copyright and licensing,
- how to identify licensed material that is free for re-use,
- how to licence your own work.
The following documents have been openly licensed and are available to be used to create your own Jam. The beauty of an OER is that you can adapt and modify the format and purpose of a Jam to suit the needs of your own session.
Board Game Jam documents
Games by Students – ILW 2016
Games by Staff and Students – 2016
Games by Design Informatics students 2016
Board Game Expansion, Festival of Creative Learning 2017
Image: Assorted die, counters, and markers. Photograph by Gavin Willshaw. Creative Commons Attribution licence 4.0