Over the past week I met with two really helpful professors at school: Nick Fortugno (Friday November 6) and Mike Edwards (Monday, November 9). Both Nick and Mike gave me some great advice on how to get started with planning out my urban game.
Nick recommended that I go to the locations of the schools and figure out what assets are available in the environment. He said to start thinking about the game mechanic and to just take a stab at it- not worrying about the big picture.
Mike directed my attention to the book Space, Time and Play. We talked about a few ways to get started including making a scavenger hunt and investigating mystery games and clue.
In terms of research and what has been done, my friend Grace Salem pulled together a delicious page on urban games.
My research to do list/brain unload also includes:
research educational games
go to the beach and look for landmarks and things that they can use in their playground
give them a problem to solve
get parents involved?
give them missions, get in groups
are people working together/ against eachother
how does someone win game
sea monsters are helpful- giving them hints
sea good and bad
sea can have good and bad things
seashells lose points if you get a sea shell card
if you find one
what i need to teach them.