Ms. Gokturk



LeTís PlAy A gAmE!



Your task is to create an educational GAME! Come up with an idea for a game that relates to the two tragedies we have completed thus far. You may also include reference to any of the major or lesser Greek gods. *You may work by yourself, with a partner, or in groups of three or four. Please, no groups larger than this can be permitted.*



Your game must include the following:


  1. Title for the game. Be sure the authors are also listed.
  2. Rules and Directions for the game. These should be typed out somewhere and presented nicely. Your directions should include the objective, directions, and rules (working out ties or other problems):

        You should include the objective of the game and the rules that must be followed to reach this objective.

        Write out specific directions for the average person to be able to follow. Dig out one of your favorite games and look at the directions. Clear understanding on how to win. Make sure your game has an objective and it makes sense!

        Make sure that the rules are clear! This should be a list of what players can or cannot do.

  1. The game. Create the game-board! As we will actually play the game, create the board, cards, and game pieces needed to play. Letís imagine we just bought the game and EVERYTHING is included Ė even the batteries! Points will be deducted for any game not ready to be played. Be sure to have enough cards, pieces, etc. to sustain an entire game.
  2. Effort is vital. Neatness and presentation count. Use graphics.
  3. Mythology: Use the literature! Your game must reflect the works, ideas, and knowledge from this marking period. You should include as much as you can to reflect what you have learned this semester. In other words, the person who took Ms. Gís Composition class should be able to play the game, while someone else might find quite difficult, impossible even.Your game should reflect an understanding of the materials we learned. Your game will be graded on how well you incorporate these elements into a fun, educational game.
  4. Elements you might consider:

        Prometheus Bound (required)

        The Bacchae(required)

        Major Greek gods

        Lesser gods


        other stuff you think of that is knowledge based from our class


7.   DOs. What you SHOULD do:

        DO incorporate stories into your game. Somehow, arrange that knowledge of the myths and plays is a vital part of succeeding in the game.

        DO model your game on thinking games (i.e., Trivial Pursuit, Stratego, Chess, Monopoly, Cranium, etc.). Your players should THINK.

        Try to invent a new game by borrowing elements from thinking games or by creating your own. Use the narratives to inspire you!

        You must represent BOTH tragedies in your game.

        Be sure to have enough of all elements to make the game last if there are multiple players.


        Make it fun!!! You want kids in the class clamoring to play your game.

8.   DONíTs. What you CANíT do:

        Sorry, no cheap-o rip offs. You can not take an existing board (i.e., Monopoly) and swap Greek gods for the pieces or try to get away with doing little else.

        You canít expect your player to know how to play without clear directions that are typed.

        You canít use a non-thinking game (i.e., Chutes and Ladders) and cover it up with a ďGreekĒ background instead of candy canes.

        Donít plagiarize. Synthesize questions, facts, etc. into your own words.

        Donít bore us!