Big Fun! Designing Real World Games


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4th - 8th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021


10:00am - 4:00pm EDT


Blaire B.


25 students


Sibling Discount

Class Experience

Love playing games, both online and IRL? In this camp we’re going to dive into game design and learn what makes games fun as we create our own!

We’ll spend some of our days learning about games as we play them, from video games to board games and from role-playing games to physical games. We’ll design and create our own games, trying out ideas, creating game boards and pieces, writing rules, and sharing our creations with each other.

Each camper will receive a board game kit by mail and will use art materials like markers, crayons, and paint to craft their gaming experience. We’ll also work with online platforms that allow us to design and code our own games, and explore ways to play all kinds of games with one another online!

Campers will learn:

How games are designed and created
About types of games and the history of games
What makes games fun
About the design process, including empathy building, collaboration, rapid iteration, and testing
How to design and create their own board game
How to design and code their own video game
How to come up with new physical games and role-playing games
Innovative ways for playing games with others online

Tech & Supply Requirements:

A strong internet connection is necessary
Any device including laptops, desktops, tablets, or Chromebooks

Registrants are required to purchase a board game kit at registration ($35) to be delivered to camper's home.

Are you a MODA Member? Email Thomas to receive a discount code for registration. Or become a MODA member at the Friends & Family level or above to receive a 10% discount on all camps.

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Museum of Design (MODA)

4.7 out of 5

Based on 63 provider ratings

Tammy C.

Jun 16, 2021


This was the best virtual camp my child has attended! My son continued to work on his project even when the class ended each day! Moda exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend them for virtual and in person camps!


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Jun 11, 2021


My 8-year-old daughter loved it, and wants to sign up for more like it this summer! I am grateful for the virtual option, too.


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Jun 6, 2021


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Hema G.

May 16, 2021


My son enjoys the class and feels he learnt something new and instructor is amazing he was excited as he got to share his story telling with lego it made his day


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Bojan Z.

May 15, 2021


The teacher is really great. My son is more confident building Legos.

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About Museum of Design (MODA)

MODA, the Museum of Design Atlanta, is the only design museum in the southeastern United States.

Our camps and educational programs teach young designers, ages 8-18, to think creatively while using STEM tools, and to innovate as they take on real-world challenges.

Our camps have been celebrated by Fast Company and other publications!