Gameschooling in our homeschool enrichment program leverages board games, card games, and role-playing games to teach. Game-based teaching helps students to communicate, collaborate, and interact with peers. We work on “soft skills” and social skills throughout the year. Games strengthen skills for mathematical thinking, reasoning, strategy, sequencing, and problem-solving. Not only do learners acquire information on subject areas, but they also are exposed to a variety of gaming mechanics.

In our program, learners will learn various categories of gameplay such as drafting, bluffing, dexterity, legacy, and cooperative games. We will spend time learning several games in each category exploring game mechanics and keeping a notebook of gameplay terminology. The program will be completed when the groups of game players create a game using the techniques learned throughout the year.

Our high school group will also benefit from Gameschooling. On your high school transcript, you may choose to use this program as an extracurricular, elective, or as a supplement to core subjects. There are blog posts online that details ways educators use games curricula.

We have an extensive library of games for learners of all ages. Members may request to borrow a game from our library for a weekend. The game library includes over 100 table-top “board” games:

  • Dexterity games
  • Drafting games
  • Bluffing games
  • Strategy/Logic games
  • Legacy games
  • Deck Building games
  • Tile/Worker Placement games