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Educational Card Games is dedicated to providing FUN card games that help you learn interesting facts about the world we live in.
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- Learn more about the game rules here: Game Rules
- Learn more about our teaching tools here: Teaching Tools
WHAT MAKES A CARD GAME FUN? - There are three key elements that make a card game fun:
Challenge / Strategy - this is the core of the game. It includes the objective, the deal, the play and scoring. The game should provide a good challenge for its players and allow them to use different strategies to win. This is what determines the age group / skill level of the game. Element of Surprise - this is the variation of the game. The element of surprise must be built into the game to provide laughter, excitement, regret and risk. This really is the "fun" part of the game.
Replay Ability - this is the ability to play the game over and over with different outcomes each time. This is measured by the "boring" factor - if people get bored fast, then it lacks replay ability.
WHAT MAKES A CARD GAME EDUCATIONAL? - There are three key elements that make a card educational:
New Information - this is the information provided on each card. It could be in text or graphic form. It is normally unknown by the age group / skill level for whom the game is made.
Memorization - this is the part of the game that rewards good memory. If players are able to remember the new information, they can advance in the game.
Context / Cognition - this is the part of the game that puts the new information to use. Players win or score points by putting the new information to use (e.g. answering questions correctly, matching pairs, following sequences, etc.).