Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Adventure Academy

My Husband always has great ideas for helping the kids think and learn. He thought it would be fun to come up with an educational board game for the kids. It is a cross between Trivia Pursuit and Dungeons and Dragons. This is one of my favorite ideas of his because it's fun and we can all do it together.

The idea of the game is the kids come up with characters. I will be in charge of writing the characters backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. There will also be a narrator during the game that comes up with adventures the characters will go on.

The object of the game is to roll the dice and get around the board. If you land on a question mark then the player has to answer a question to move on. The questions will include what the children are learning in any given subject. The questions will be geared towards the age of the child, that way all the kids can play.

Along the way there will be clues to a riddle. If a person lands on a magnified glass they will receive a clue that will get them a step closer to solving the riddle.

The first player to make it around the board and answer the riddle wins.

Big D took his old Dungeons and Dragons’ board and modified it to fit our game.

We decided to try it out. We didn’t have time to come up with the educational questions so we played with Nickelodeon trivia questions. We plan on making our characters out of modeling clay, but for our first game we used Dungeon and Dragon pieces and a Sponge Bob character.

Here are the clues for the riddle of our first game.
Can you solve the riddle?


Ginny said...

You guys are so creative! I could never come up with something like that.

Christine said...

I admire cool creative minds. Good for you guys!

PS...jfi...my swimsuit is a skirty type. I am also very shy about swimsuits. But what is a person to do?

Enjoy your day!