- Use this slide:
- You can use familiar games to introduce game elements; this makes a fairly abstract concept much more concrete.
- Have the class identify the elements of soccer (or any other game that most students would have basic knowledge of). The space is the field, the components are players, a ball, and goals, the mechanics are kicking and running, etc.
- Split the class up into groups of 2 or 3 and ask them to change 1 element of the familiar game Rock, Paper, Scissors. Ask some groups to demonstrate their “hack” of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Did changing 1 element effect the other elements?