Learn driver safety with the Distracted Drivers board game
You are part of a team of game designers. Your team has been approached by FunTime Games, Inc. They would like for your group to design a board game to teach younger teenagers and preteens (ages 12-15) about the dangers of driving while distracted. Use the criteria below to create an original board game (or interactive computer game, if technology is available).
- You must have a way for players to advance their pieces (dice, spinner, drawing cards, etc.)
- You must determine how a player wins the game (accumulation of points, reaching a specific spot on the board first, etc.)
Your game must introduce good driving decisions and reward players for making or selecting good decisions.
- For example, players could draw a card that says, "Driving conditions are poor due to rain. You decide to reduce your speed. Advance 2 spaces."
Your game must introduce poor driving decisions and penalize players for making or selecting poor decision.
- For example, players could draw a card that says, "You can't find your glasses but decide to drive anyway. Lose a turn."
- Begin by brainstorming good driving decisions and poor driving decisions. Make a list of your ideas.
- Determine the set up for your game-how players will advance, how players will be introduced to good and poor driving decisions
- Write out the directions for your game.
- Create your board/playing area.
- Create your player pieces.
- Decide on a name for your game.
- Play a round of your game to determine if it "works".
- Revise or modify to fix any problems you encounter.
NOTE: When students are done have them trade games with other teams/classmates in order to play one another's games.
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