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In this design challenge, learners will use computational thinking to design their own board game. Learners will watch short videos on the concepts of abstraction, decomposition, pattern recognition, and algorithms to use in their board game design. Includes instructions paired with each concept video along with "getting started" and "wrap-up" videos, as well as suggestions how learners can gather feedback on their finished game. Tip: learners can use existing board games as a model before they design their games.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)


  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Research and Development
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving
      • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Informal Categories

  • Games


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  • Free access



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Funding Source:

  • Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) If/Then Initiative

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