This is the design challenge which must be completed by all applicants as part of our admissions process. The exercise has two parts. All applicants are required to complete and submit both. Details of where these should be submitted will be provided when you are contacted to request you complete the challenge. Please do not submit them before requested.
1. Design Challenge
Taken from: Brathwaite, B. and Schreiber, I. (2009) Challenges for Game Designers. London: Charles River Media.
Draughts is a well-known traditional board game played on a chess board. You can find the rules for draughts and play an online version of the game at http://www.draughts.org/how-to-play-draughts.html.
For this challenge you are requested to design a variant of draughts that uses a larger 12 x 12 square board. You may make any rules changes necessary to support the new larger size.
Playtest your variation.
- Written rules modification for the playable new game including the starting set-up of the pieces (this may be an image).
- Analysis short analysis of what effect the new larger sized board has on the gameplay experience.
2. Design Analysis
Write a small piece (500 words) about your favourite game saying why you like it, but also suggesting what could be changed to improve it.