Today, in a workshop that I am leading for high school students, I am going to walk through some basic elements of game design, which will lead to an activity around hacking the game of chess. First, though, we’re going to simpify things by reworking the classic game of Tic Tac Toe as a way to demonstrate how adding elements to the system of the game add to the complexity of the playing of the game. I’m going to share the hacked version of the game that I developed, with advice from my 8 year old son, called Tic Tac KaBoom.
Here is what it looks like:
Tic Tac KaBoom by KevinHodgson
Peace (in the hack),
(I teach game design as well) You should check out Super Tic Tac Toe. It’s a fun variation that my kids really like. It adds a strong strategic element (almost chess-like) to the game.
The basic rules are outlined at http://www.scheinerman.net/jonah/supertictactoe.html (and other places if you just Google Super Tic Tac Toe).