VineGogh Wine Bar & Art Studio

Board Game Builder Workshop

25 - 28Jun2024

From 10:30am until 3:00pm

At VineGogh Wine Bar & Art Studio


This was a FUN one last year, so we decided to do it again.  Even if your child did a game last year, they are welcome to join us and create another game this year.  We were absolutely blown away by the games these kids designed, developed and tested last year!  Not much surprises me, but their games were jaw dropping. 

Join us for an exciting week where we'll dive into the world of board game creation! Throughout the program, we'll engage in a variety of activities including playing, designing, building, and testing custom board games. Ages 9 and up. 

Forget flimsy paper creations – we're taking it up a notch by laser cutting and machining durable game pieces and elements.

By the end of the program, your child will have crafted something truly unique, complete with gameplay instructions, all necessary pieces, the game board, and even custom packaging!

Here's a breakdown of what to expect:

  1. Theme Selection: We kick things off by choosing a theme. Whether it's an underwater adventure or a thrilling treasure hunt, the possibilities are endless.

  2. Objective Determination: Next, we define the game's objective. Will players aim to reach a destination, accumulate points, or uncover hidden treasures? The choice is yours!

  3. Challenge Creation: We'll create challenges tailored to the theme and objective, incorporating elements like player advantages and disadvantages.

  4. Character and Piece Design: Get ready to bring your game to life with unique characters and pieces that fit the theme seamlessly.

  5. Board Layout Planning: We'll sketch out the board layout on paper, detailing the setting, start and end points, action spaces, and more.

  6. Rule Writing: Once the layout is finalized, we'll draft the game rules to ensure smooth gameplay.

  7. Finalization: With the rules in place, it's time to put the finishing touches on the board and pieces.

  8. Custom Packaging: Every great game deserves great packaging! We'll design and create a custom box to house your masterpiece.

  9. Testing and Showcase: Finally, we'll put our games to the test with fellow attendees. On the last day, parents are invited to a "game gallery" from 3pm to 4pm, where they can see (and maybe even play!) the games created by our talented participants. It's a chance to learn about the creative process behind each game and witness firsthand how they work.

Don't miss out on this opportunity for a week of creativity, fun, and game-making magic that will put your child's imagination and skills to the test. 

** Children must bring their own lunch and water bottle daily.  We provide one snack/drink per day. On Friday we will have a pizza party! 

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