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Students can learn from board games if the games are carefully
selected to captivate as well as educate. Unfortunately, not all games
are captivating. The key to Educational Board Games is to make learning
purposeful – not just fun.
In the past, teachers were often reluctant to use .
The educational games were often boring and students would not have a
good learning experience because they were not interested in playing the
Over the past five years, more high-quality
have been introduced that combine the fun, content and playing
experience that will capture a student’s attention. Teachers are now
increasing their use of board games in schools as a teaching tool.
Playing these new board games provides students with focus and purpose –
they enjoy playing these games and are able to expand their knowledge
or use what they have learned in their classroom.
Teachers should select that:
- Teach or reinforce – Look for games with useful
information that echoes what is being learned in school. Adventure games
with maps and cultural information can be educational. Fast-paced with money (like Monopoly) give players maths practices by counting money and making change.
- Are fun to play – The game needs to be engaging so
that the student continues to concentrate on the information being
presented. Games for the youngest students should be easy to understand
since they cannot read.
- Kids want to play – The game should be quick to set
up and fast to play. The game itself should have a visual look and
rules that are exciting and interesting.
- Are sturdy – The game board and any game cards
should be laminated. Students are less likely to play with games that
have dog-eared cards or a damaged game board.