For the GameKit Assignment I will be modifying one of the oldest board games – Chess.
STEP 1: PICK A BOARD GAME TO MODIFY
I shall pick Chess. Chess is a great game but there is not much physical activity involved, so I decided to make one of the oldest games more physical.
STEP 2: THINK OF NEW WAYS TO PLAY ON THE BOARD
The game play and movements of the pieces shall remain the same (students should learn how to play chess the correct way). What will change is the value of each piece. Here’s what I mean: Pawns = 20 Jumping Jacks, Knights = 20 Lunges, Bishops = 30 crunches, Rooks = 25 Scissor Kicks, Queens = 25 Push-ups, King = 50 Push-ups
STEP 3: PICK A NEW GOAL FOR THE GAME
The goal is to capture the opposing player’s King and capture as many opposing pieces in order to make your opponent perform physical activities.
STEP 4: CREATE A NEW CORE MECHANIC
Each piece has a corresponding physical activity, ex: Pawn = 20 Jumping Jacks, Knight = 20 push-ups, etc.. If a chess piece is killed/captured the owner of that piece must perform the physical activity.
STEP 5: WRITE RULES
Follow traditional chess rules. When a piece is captured by your opponent you must perform the corresponding physical activity.
STEP 6: PLAYTEST YOUR GAME
I played P.E. Chess with my girlfriend and we had a lot of fun. It played out well and we were able to workout our minds and body.