Game Logic: Level Up and Create Your Own Games with Science Activities for Kids

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Nomad Press (VT)
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8.0 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Angie Smibert is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books about science and technology for kids, including Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids from Nomad Press. Before writing full time, she helped pioneer online training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. She received NASA's prestigious Silver Snoopy as well as several other awards for her work. Besides writing, she also teaches writing -and sometimes human-computer interaction--for Indiana University East. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Lena H. Chandhok earned her degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. Her work has been featured in Slate Magazine and in various anthologies and she has illustrated several books for Nomad Press. Lena currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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"This appealing offering should prove to be a popular addition to STEAM collections."

Matt Leacock, designer of Pandemic

"Game Logic gives kids a robust foundation for learning how to create modern, tabletop games. Its sections on the history of games, the psychology of play, and the included exercises really set it apart."

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"For young readers, the ideas and projects are perfect to keep those Summer brains churning."


Game Logic is useful for STEM teachers and anyone interested in the history of games and how to create them. Six chapters delve into various games and provide a great foundation for understanding the variety of board and tabletop games. 31 pages of activities complement the text which is chockful of information and advice. Activities vary from making your own cards with block printing, comparing modern board games to mobile app versions, and modifying role-playing games. Books, magazines, and web sites are suggested. A table of contents, a timeline, and an index are included. Game Logic is part of Nomad Press' Build it Yourself series. Strongly recommended for elementary and junior high school students.