Game It Out — Poland


Dates: 20—29 August 2020

Venue: Kurzętnik, Poland

Programme & action: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1:  training course

Number of participants/country: 5

Please read the info-pack.

Hosting organisation: Fundacja Pracownia Nauki i Przygody

Participating countries: Poland, Romania, Portugal, Czech Republic, Latvia

Participants’ fees (both deducted by the hosting organisation):

  • €30. This fee is dedicated to pay travel cost of game-jame mentors (we will have 5 extra guests for 2 days to help all groups in game designing process).
  • voluntary fee of min. 100PLN. This is fee based on each participant’s possibilities and assessment of how developmental this project was for him/her. This budget is intended for extra expenditure on the project, mainly related to the dissemination of results.

Project info:

Do you want to learn how to start being a game designer by applying the principles of game design to board games dedicated to youth work?

Do you have a great idea for a board game and need to know how to make it work?

Would you like to learn how to work with others for inventing a new game?

Do you have some ultra smart mechanics but need to figure out the perfect theme? Are you stuck trying to figure out where designers get their ideas from?

Join our training and we’re going to help you communicate your game design into an excellent player experience for better cooperation in Europe!

The project is a 8 days residential training course

aimed at exploring board game s desinging and their direct
application in educational activities.

This is a hands on training. By the end of the course, you will have an actual game that you made with team by your hands. You won’t just learn HOW to make a game you’ll actually MAKE the game you want to create.

You will learn WHY desining a games for youth work and HOW you can use them to empower youngsters.

No game, even Catan or Carcassone, was created alone. Every game designer has help , whether it’s from players, publishers, or other game designers. Nobody designs alone. You will learn how to cooperate with other designers and use feedback.

Participant profile:

  • 5 participants per country
  • 18+ years old
  • person who is belonging or working for a youth non-profit organization as volunteer or as part/full time employee
  • likes and knows basic board games
  • has interest and experience in games for education and ready to lead activities for others
  • fluent in English
  • understands the value of participation in the project, including the implementation of tasks related to its obligations

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