P.E. Chess

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.

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “P.E. Chess

  1. I would love to play chess with your modifications with my friends for a least and hour. We’ll get the work out we need.

  2. 25 push up for a Queen!!!! WOO that’s a lot. If u loose 50 push up!!! That can be brutal…But its a very good PE Chess to play. I like how you connected chess with pe. I would never think of that. Great post…

  3. Until this day, I don’t understand the rules behind playing Chess. I always stuck to Checkers because of that. 20 Lunges, 50 Push ups? I don’t ever want to play this game! (Just because I hate push ups). I’m only kidding. Great remix. Hopefully one day someone can teach me how to play the traditional version. This way, I can find all the ways to win so I don’t have to break a sweat!

    • I love to play chess. Don’t know how to play Checkers 🙂 I would love to learn. I don’t its gonna be that hard to learn. I also love to play Chinese checkers.

  4. I love chess! I like how you modified the game to include physical activity, like you said, great for the mind and body! There should be levels though, beginners, intermediate, and advanced, a bit too much for those of us who don’t exercise much! Great post as usual!

  5. Awesome way of fusing P.E. with a game of mental and strategy. It shows how children can workout their mind and body and still have fun. Great post.

  6. A great way to work out the mind and body but umm 50 push ups for the king 😡 does “girls push up” count haha.
    Very creative idea though, the physical aspect really makes the game different and sound a lot more fun.

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