Fun with Games: Contest of Champions - Aimed at Adults with IDDs

Put on your reviewer hat because you are now a game critic! Each week we’ll have fun playing a new, recently published board game and taking a critical look at it together. You’ll not only decide whether it’s fun or not; you’ll delve into the reasons why. We’ll consider how all the different parts of a game come together to create a fun, social experience. Do the game's mechanisms create interesting strategies? How do the playing pieces, art, and theme add to or detract from the gameplay? Would you recommend it to a friend? By the end of the course, we’ll write up our reviews online and present our favorite new games to our friends and family. We’ll also hold a raffle and each student will get one of the class games to keep. Material will be *different* from previous games courses. 

For each class, students with IDDs may be dropped off at the UT Littlefield Café to socialize for 30 minutes with each other and screened volunteer students from UT.  Students will then participate in an interactive discussion about the topic for the day in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) building across from the café. Here they can follow along with handouts of class slides and bring in their homework to discuss with their peers. Lastly, students will complete simple but fun projects. Families can pick up their student by the café at the end of each class.  Occasional student absences are acceptable due to vacations and illnesses.

Please address all questions, including requesting information about available scholarships, to program coordinator Jon Pierce.
Phone: 512-529-9331

Course Materials

Bring $25 to the first class meeting which will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of materials. 

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