Bouncing a game development idea on you all..
September 1, 2016 4:39am CST
So it is nothing original (when is vanny original anyway). You know what Boggle is, right? I have given a link below... My idea is similar... Mine has only 9 cubes...WOODEN ONES (god knows why but plastic cubes and I am scared my princess would think it is chocolate of sorts). Fairly large in size for the same reason. So line them up to form a square... Total number of squares to be filled 6 x 9= 54 Top most column square "(", ")", JOKER Bottom most column "zero", "zero", "zero". 54-6= 48 The column on left has "+", "-", "multiply", the column on right has "Divide", and two "=" 48 - 6 = 42 The front facing sides of the cubes to have 1,2,3 4,5,6 7,8,9 42- 9 = 33 The rear side of these cubes in same sequence should have 9, 8, 7 3, 2, 1 6, 5, 4 33 - 9 = 24 Now, there are six more sides with us These would again be +, -, +, x, "(", ")" 24 - 6 = 18 Rest 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, =, +, -, x, divide, Open bracket, close bracket and another joker. 18-18 = 0 all surfaces have something on them. If we use the same timer or longer running timer as boggle and try to play it like Boggle with my little friends would it work? Oh the scoring The higher the number the kiddo manages to arrive with mathematical equation that is the score... Joker included. MINUS ANY OUTSTANDING NUMBERS IN HAND OF COURSE LOL. Is there a game like this already existing...trust me I have never seen it...just came up in my mind. @TheHorse...your input on this would be welcome.
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2 Sep 16
@TRBRocks420 ... Yeah...He has access to many children. :) So if he can make it, and make kids play, whether kids enjoy it, and learn something, he would be able to tell me. :) Moreover, he is into a lot of carpentry and such stuff. :) So may be he can manage. To buy a boggle I might have to spend a whole day..ordering from online foreign stores is not possible as we can't pay in dollars. Will have to search some of the local stores. My for colleague did buy one piece for her daughter. But I don't know from where..:(
1 Sep 16
It sounds like a great game. Make a prototype and use it with all the kids you know. There are a lot of math games using dice, special dice. They are always selling them and giving presentations at teacher's conventions.
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1 Sep 16
Thank you. Yeah dice is the word...lol. I just want kids to be adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing more easily kinda... so I thought this would do...their mother is a very resourceful lady...if my idea is feasible, she will find a way to get the prototype made hook or crook. :) We all could play, after all, it is not only kids who need to brush up their math. :)
1 Sep 16
It can be progressive, right? I mean my little friend is still not five years old. So it will be additions and subtractions. Then as he learns multiplications - he can increase those equations, and have multiple equations...My only doubt was minus...it would be way too complex kind.
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1 Sep 16
no ma'am, i don't reckon i've e'er heard 'f such. sounds like a grand idea to me though. these young'uns ('t least here'n the u.s.) could sure use a game such 's this. they've grown so dependent'n usin' calculators/puters that they can't e'en add simple numbers, like 4+2....