For me Pinterest is a trove of programing temptation. I have seen some great idea about making giant size board games. The one that caught my eye was a great big battleship game. I decided to have a table top sized battleship tournament with my teens. We played for an hour and a half. If I had let them stay longer I think we could have played for at least two hours. Our program was in the evening so eventually we had to close the library.
|Room set up before the program.|
|Individual battleship set up with |
cell phone and manga novel
to keep the board from rolling up.
|Teens waiting to yell "You Sunk My Battleship."|
I totally underestimated how excited the game play would get and we all got quite loud. At some points we couldn't hear well. I also had a few teens who had never played the game before so I had to break away a few times to explain the rules again. To make the game go faster the traditional way to play is with 7 boats instead of 5. I think I just got tired of making boats so I cut back to 5.
I was able to pack up all the game pieces in a box and I'll stow them for a later program. We are going to play large version of chess and checkers next month.