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ENRICH-0407 – Games: Board Game Design (ENRICH-0407_GAME)

Roll the Dice! Have Fun Designing Your Very Own Board Game

We get it—the quarantine thing had you playing more board games than usual. Don’t feel alone. Tabletop games have made a comeback that not only includes the classics like Clue, Scrabble and Risk, but also some newer titles, too: Settlers of Catan, Bananagrams and Ticket to Ride to name a few. It’s easy to see why games survive and thrive: they give us a fun and entertaining way to connect with our fellow humans, they reduce stress and they help stimulate our intellect to slow that pesky aging process. So, yes, great to play. But here’s a class that clearly ups the ante. What if you created your own board game? You know, brainstorm it. Design it. Build it. Name it. And then, of course, debut it for friends and family—at least when that’s safe to do. How cool would that be? Cool for sure, but more importantly, it’s entirely doable with the help of artist and educator Shawn Bowman. Join Bowman in this virtual, yet still hands-on workshop where she shares fundamental design methods that help you build your very own playable, fun prototype. Plus, learn styles and fresh interpretations of strategy and storytelling that you can add to your new creation. What’s more, get a start-to-finish tour of the world of games including the renaissance, history and psychology behind a full range of games. She even spills the beans on the publishing business and how games get chosen for that super prime real estate game makers hope they land on: store shelves. And finally, enjoy a rousing round of a modern dungeon-style role playing game you won’t soon forget. Could it be time to get your game on? Why not? Roll the dice, make your move and see how much fun awaits you in this engaging new course.

Four Zoom sessions
Mon., Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, 2020, 7-9 pm MT


Shawn Bowman teaches art, literacy and tabletop game creation along the Front Range. Bowman, who holds a BFA in film from the University of Colorado, has authored two craft books and hosted activities and talks at art institutions in Florida, Oregon and Ohio.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 43Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $140

Sessions

Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Monday2nd November 202016th November 202007:00PM - 09:00PMN/AShawn Bowman
Monday30th November 202030th November 202007:00PM - 09:00PMN/AShawn Bowman