MAKE Strategy: Game On!

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Wednesday, 10.12.16

MAKE Strategy: Game On!

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Every October, ArtSpace New Haven's City Wide Open Studios encourages the community to visit the region's many artist's studios. (more at To add to the celebration, ArtSpace has commissioned artists to create Game On! original games for visitors to play.

Take that challenge – create and play games. Mix strategy, art, invention and practice. There will be games that you can play by yourself; there will be games that require an opponent. There will be games that require mostly strategy; games that require practiced hand skills.

Start by building a strategy game that has been developed by long tradition: for example – Nine Men's Morris, Alquerque, Fox and Geese/Asalto, or the Towers of Hanoi. Decorate it, learn its rules.

Construct a traditional dexterity (hand skill) game. For example – Pigs in Clover, Rebound, or Finger Twister. Decorate it, learn its rules and play.

Then start with a blank board and some marbles. Invent a game, decorate, and play. If the weather allows, join the class in creating hopscotch pitches from around the world with chalk and sidewalk paint. The, of course, hop.

In two sections: Beginners 6 – 8; Advanced 9 – 12.

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