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Looking for educational card games by members of BGDF

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EducationalCardGames
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I work in the UK education market and publish a small collection of card games.

I'm looking to increase the number of games in 2009 on our list

Are the members on here who can either sell their educational card games to my business or have me publish them through the business?

The games need to be in keeping with the national curriculum for England.

Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks

Katherine
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does the game need to have

does the game need to have the learning outcomes documented within the packaging?

EducationalCardGames
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Hi Shazzaz Games with lesson

Hi Shazzaz

Games with lesson plans, instructions and a prototype for me to test with our local schools would be more likely to be published as it would require little effort on my part to bring to market.

So the learning outcomes would be placed in the lesson plan.

Hope that answers your question.
Eiman

Dralius
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Being from the USA I am

Being from the USA I am unfamiliar with the national curriculum for England standards. Could you please supply a link to the criteria mentioned?

It is also important to know if the game needs to be for any specific age/grade level.

EducationalCardGames
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Hi Dralius The national

Hi Dralius

The national curriculum is set by the QCA - Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
http://www.qca.org.uk/

Here is a link to all stages in the Curriculum http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13575.aspx

I'm looking for games for any stage any subject and eventually have a catalogue of hundreds of games covering every single topic in the curriculum

I'm happy to expand on anything if there are further questions
Thanks

Dralius
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A grand project

Having such a broad list of subjects and levels makes the job of deciding where to start difficult. I am compelled by such a large project. Having grown up with less than inspiring educational games I would love to find that middle ground between instruction and enjoyment which seems to be so often missed.

I’ll review the curriculum tonight and pick a subject area that I feel I am best equipped to tackle. Once I have something to present how shall I contact you?

EducationalCardGames
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I appreciate your comments

I appreciate your comments and understand that with so many topics it's rich pickings at the moment. I work on Science card games personally and am working with someone on a science based one for the Primary market (8-10 years).

Contact me through my email address which is found on the website ...

www.loopgames.co.uk
(to avoid spam I won't give my direct email)

If there are any problems please do not hesitate to ask.

Katherine
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Hi EducationalCardGames do

Hi EducationalCardGames

do you sell to parents as well as schools? I do not have anything to submit (my games use a specific board) but I ask because we have just removed the outcomes as recommended by an early childhood teacher.

Reasons given; parents do not like to have too much reading before they can actually start using a product and are not likely to purchase a "teacher's reasource" unless they are a teacher.

EducationalCardGames
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A teachers resource is meant

A teachers resource is meant by something complementary to the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

A general educational resource that can be marketed in the commercial sector with learning outcomes will be sold in higher volume. Parents and young people will definitely be our aim for these sorts of games..e.g. environmental, anti-bullying

My tip would be if you had a series of a type of game e.g at least 3 to a set then the retail market will most likely take this on board.

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Katherine
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What do you mean by a set?

What do you mean by a set? Three games on the one subject or three different subjects, or variations of the same thing.

I emailed you via the site last year ... and this year with no response, maybe there is a glitch.

EducationalCardGames
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Hi Shazzazz Which email

Hi Shazzazz

Which email address did you use? And I'll check whether i've received anything on my other laptop.

Apologies if you've emailed and i didn't get back to you.

In any case what i mean about 3 sets of games as in the following. I have a series of Top Careers card games.

Top Careers in Science
Top Careers in Maths
Top Careers in Engineering
Top Careers in Sports
Top Careers in ANYTHING!!

So you see i have one formula and translate it into other subjects/topics/themes.

If you had a game designed that could easily be translated into other themes and you actually show this then this would most likely be bought in by our retail contexts e.g. Hamleys, Science Museum Shop etc etc.

The more games the better. All I'm trying to do is bring the education factor into the commercial market by publishing great games designed by talented authors who would otherwise not be able to do so on their own.
Hope that helps a bit more.

eiman

justice6
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hey there

hi im new to this forum and i do have an idea that i"ve came up with. It is a card game that i initially wanted to be like the new deck of card however it does contain basic math and colors and shapes. The idea include primary and secondary colors, basic math adding and subtracting and basic shapes. Not designed originally for young students but i think it would be fun. I realized that when i did it grown up don"t even understand the basic primary and secondary colors. I would like an opportunity to get it out there but initially not in this means however im interested. please contact me back

claireene
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Are you still looking for teachers looking to publish their games?

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