Sounds exciting, Ryan!
I'll reply on the general voting stuff - David, I'm
sure, will correct me if I'm wrong!
The method of voting being used requires each voter
rank games "best" to "worst" (or "least best"). So the first example on
your list is correct.
The voting deadline is September 17 (Noon wherever
David is?), so if you can get votes in over the weekend, they will be
I for one would love to hear rules feedback, but
I'll leave it to the Commish to figure out the best way to harvest
Hope your students are enjoying the games as much
as I am.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:30
Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Re: wwNEWS - Twin
Win at HersheyPark
This afternoon I began my
class of students play testing the 8 games as well as their evaluation of the
games. My after school game club will be doing the same activity.
I wanted to get some specifics as to what data you want back as well as what
format you want the data.
Do you want each student to rank the games?
(eg. Tom ranks them 1. Penguin Soccer 2. Zamboni Wars etc.)
want them to rate each game on a scale? (eg. Sally give Zamboni Wars a 4 out
of 5 and gives Geomancy a 3 out of 5)
Do you want them to just submit a
vote for their top game (eg. Timothy votes for Penguin Soccer as the
I am having all the kids take notes on what
rules were unclear to them and questions they might have (this is going to be
part of a unit on game design my class will be doing later this year) as well
as specific things they like/dislike about each game. If you are
interested I can compile some of the general notes and impressions from the
students and give each designer some feedback from the perspective of a bunch
of 13-15 year old kids learning the game from the rules.
We will be
playing the games this week and hopefully will have some votes/data for you
next week. If that isn't timely enough for you no worries. They
are enjoying playtesting some brand new games. If the designers are
interested, even if the votes don't count, I can share the notes with
them. In total I should have between 20-35 kids playing and testing the
Ora, lege, lege, lege, relege, labora et invenies.