Each delegation had to bring a typical board game from their country to the meeting in Dublin. The idea behind this was to get the students to be active and interactive without screens.
IRELAND - Jenga
Jenga is a game that requires quite a few different skills to win.
You need steadiness of hand, hand-eye coordination, precision, patience, and concentration skills, as well as a strategic mindset while playing.
A decent understanding of architecture doesn’t hurt either.
Essentially the game consists of 54 wooden blocks that are stacked on top of each other.
You start with three blocks laying on the table or another hard surface you have chosen, and then you continue to stack three more on top of each layer.
Each layer is placed at a right angle to the last one, so they are not all facing the same direction (the game comes with a stacking sleeve to make this easier).
Each player takes turns removing and re-stacking the blocks.
The game is over when either the tower collapses or if any block falls from the tower (other than the one that was removed).
One great aspect of this game is that you can easily play it by yourself or add as many additional players that you would like.
GERMANY - Lotti Karotti
On the hill a juicy carrot waits for the winner of the rabbit race. Each player has 4 rabbits; cards are stacked face-down. In turn you draw the top card from the stack and move your own rabbit the indicated number of spots. If you encounter other rabbits, you pass them. When the move ends on an open hole, the rabbit falls in and is out of the game. When the card shows a carrot, you turn the carrot handle clockwise until it clicks. Somewhere on the path a hole opens, and should a rabbit be there – too bad! The rabbit falls in and is out of the game, too. If you reach the carrot on top of the hill first, you win!
POLAND - Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, used as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. Its learning games, "Kahoots", are multiple-choice quizzes that allow user generation and can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app.
Kahoot! was designed for social learning, with learners gathered around a common screen such as an interactive whiteboard, projector, or a computer monitor. The site can also be used through screen-sharing tools such as Skype or Google Hangouts. The game design is such that the players are required to frequently look up from their devices. The gameplay is simple; all players connect using a generated game PIN shown on the common screen, and use a device to answer questions created by a teacher, business leader, or other person. These questions can be changed to award points. Points then show up on the leaderboard after each question.
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Portugal - The Royal Goose Game
ITALY - Flags of Europe