Game Design with Ben Jones / Upper School

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Ben Jones graduated from Friends in 2009. You could often find him playing Chess in Junior hall or editing video in the computer lab. From Friends, Ben went onto MIT to major in Comparative Media Studies being sure to take every game related course offered. Since college, he has worked on several games independently and will be bringing his first card game to market in the coming year.

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Ben spoke to the Upper School during collection on the history of the board game Monopoly as a way to discuss the foundations of game design. Later in the day Ben held a workshop where students were able to quickly design, prototype and test a new game. The group centered on the basic rule set for Tic-Tac-Toe and expanded on the game with new rules. It was a blast and the students had over 20 different new rules that could be added to the traditional set as needed. 

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