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3rd Universe Comics hosts Game Design Workshop


Feb 23, 2013 to May 18, 2013
11:30 AM until 02:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.


In this class, students ages 10-14 will spend each 3-hour session playing games, discussing them from a critical/analytic standpoint, and learning new skills to design and prototype their very own board and card games.

Topics covered include:

  • Game components & vocabulary – What makes something a game, anyway? What makes a game fun?
  • Themes & mechanics – How do they work together to create a great experience?
  • Balance & Flow – Why are some games easy or boring, while others can be enjoyed for months or years?
  • Rewards & Assessment – Can cardboard give feedback? How will your players know if they’re winning?
  • Game Design Process –The four P’s: Plan, Prototype, Playtest, and Publish!

Tuition covers:

  • Twelve(12) 3-hour classes – Each session consists of game play, group discussion, and hands-on design/prototyping.
  • Game Release Pizza Party 5/18 - Part launch party, part graduation ceremony, our students will show off what they’ve created and celebrate! Up to 4 friends and family members welcome!
  • Workshop Materials – Students will have access to all the tools, prototype materials, and art supplies necessary to prototype multiple iterations of their game.

Limit 10 participants.


200 for 12 weeks


View map 3rd Universe Comics
35 North Riverside Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY

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