Schedule

157A Weekly Schedule:

WEEK 1 : INTRO TO THE QUARTER

Week 0:
Thursday
Introductions
Class Overview
Class Questionnaire
Handout: Sports game (Part1)
Present previous games
Play games

WEEK 1-3 : ACTION: SPORTS GAMES and GOOD RULES

Week 1:

Tuesday
Discussion: Scope/Definition of games Taxonomies of games
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Play Board Games In Class
Due : reading notes 1

Thursday
Methods for game analysis
Designing good rules
Chance and skill
Probability
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Play Board Games In Class

Week 2:
Tuesday
Due : Sports game (Part 1)
Playtests (group 1)

Thursday
Playtests (group 2)
Handout: Sports game (Part 2)

Week 3:
Tuesday
Due : Sports game (Part 2)
Due : reading notes 2

Playtests (group 1+2)

Thursday
Handout: video game -> board game (Part 1)
Discuss new assignment
Laser Cutting Demo

WEEK 4-5 : THERE AND BACK AGAIN: VIDEO GAMES TO BOARD GAMES
Week 4:
Tuesday October 23
Due : Sports game (Part 2)
Playtests (group 1+2)
Laser Cutting Demo
Handout: video game -> board game (Part 1)
Discuss new assignment

Thursday October 25
Due: reading notes 3
Multiplayer dynamics lecture
Work day

Week 5:
Tuesday October 30
Due : Video game>Board Game (Part 1)
Playtests (group 1+2)
Handout: Video game>Board game (Part 2)
Thursday November 1
Due: Video game>Board game (Part 2)
Playtests (group 1+2)
Handout: Group project (Part 1)
Discuss class group project (Mechanics)

WEEK 6-7 : MECHANICS, DYNAMICS, COMPLEXITY
Week 6:
Tuesday November 6
Due: Group Project (Part 1)
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Discuss class group project (Complexity)
Handout: Group project (Part 2)

Thursday November 8
Work in class

Week 7:
Tuesday November 13
Due: Group Project (Part 2)
Playtest (take 1)
Handout: Group project (Part 3)

Discuss class group project (Dynamics)

Thursday November 15
Polemical Games Lecture and Discussion
Can a game have a point of view?
Can a player have a point of view?

Work Day

WEEK 8-11 :P OLEMICAL GAMES: GAMES WITH A POINT A VIEW

Week 8:
Tuesday November 20
Due: Group Project (Part 3)
Playtest (take 3)

Thursday November 22
NO CLASS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Week 9:
Tuesday November 27
Handout: Final project (Part 1)

Thursday November 29
Final Project Design Docs Presentations

Due: reading notes 4

Week 10:
Tuesday December 4
Work in Class

Thursday december 6
Work in Class
Unofficial Playtest

Week 11:
Thursday (Finals Week FINAL)
Due: Final projects (Final Project Documentation)