Final Rules Scoring Guide              Name: _______________________ Period: _____

A

B

C

D

F

Excellent, complete, very creative, detailed, high quality

Extends beyond the basic, to a good extent, nice quality, creative, above average

Basic, limited extension beyond essential requirements

Incomplete

Missing

Rules are CLEAR: The goals and decisions players may make, using the game’s resources, are clearly written.

10          9.5         9.0

        8.5          8.0  

        7.5         7

        6.5           6

5.5 &  below

Rules are CONCISE: Blunt, direct, and specific language is used using imperative sentences in third or second person.

10          9.5         9.0

        8.5          8.0  

        7.5         7

        6.5           6

5.5 &  below

Rules are CONSISTENT: Uses the same structure and terminology throughout the rules.  

10          9.5         9.0

        8.5          8.0  

        7.5         7

        6.5           6

5.5 &  below

Rules are COMPLETE: Rules satisfactorially explain how to play the game with no unanswered questions.

10          9.5         9.0

        8.5          8.0  

        7.5         7

        6.5           6

5.5 &  below

Rules foster ease of use to initiate play through complete story, clearly explained objectives, complete component list, and step by step setup. Component list and setup go in the same order.

10          9.5         9.0

        8.5          8.0  

        7.5         7

        6.5           6

5.5 &  below

Rules foster ease of use to continue play through logically and sequentially complete Game Play section. Multiple examples with diagrams or pictures have been included. (No examples = automatic -5 points.)

20 19.5  19  18.5  18

17.5    17   16.5   16

15.5   15   14.5  14

 13.5   13   12.5   12

 11.5  &  below

Ease of use to finish play through Victory Conditions (end game and how someone wins). Determination of the winner is clear, understandable, and indisputable, and appropriate tie breakers are present.

10          9.5         9.0

        8.5          8.0  

        7.5         7

        6.5           6

5.5 &  below

Rules are formatted as an outline using section headings, bulleting, indentions, numbering, and/or spacing for clarity and user-friendliness. Items of similar importance are bulleted/indented at the same level. Fonts use color, sizing, formatting (underline, bold, italics) to highlight important information.  

20 19.5  19  18.5  18

17.5    17   16.5   16

15.5   15   14.5  14

 13.5   13   12.5   12

 11.5  &  below

Total         _______ of 100 (Summative)


Board Game Prototype Scoring Guide Name: ___________________ Period: _____

Theme and mechanics clearly define the central conflict and the means players have to resolve it.      

A

B

C

D

F

20 19.5  19  18.5  18

17.5    17   16.5   16

15.5   15   14.5  14

 13.5   13   12.5   12

 11.5  &  below

The game is fun and players’ decisions have an impact on their game and the decisions of other players. Luck adds variety and tension but does not overwhelm a player’s decision.

A

B

C

D

F

20 19.5  19  18.5  18

17.5    17   16.5   16

15.5   15  14.5  14

 13.5   13   12.5   12

 11.5  &  below

Game board reflects the theme, and is colorful, neatly composed, streamlined in its layout to help players organize information, and has game name on it.  Everything is written in pen, marker, printer ink, or colored pencil.  

A

B

C

D

F

20 19.5  19  18.5  18

17.5    17   16.5   16

15.5   15  14.5  14

 13.5   13   12.5   12

 11.5  &  below

Game bits (cards, tiles, cubes, pawns) are substantial and reflect the theme where possible. Any written information is typed or exceptionally handwritten.  Symbols are used when possible to minimize text.

A

B

C

D

F

20 19.5  19  18.5  18

17.5    17   16.5   16

15.5   15  14.5  14

 13.5   13   12.5   12

 11.5  &  below

Student’s game has progressed through multiple iterations as a result of playtesting and feedback. Student is able to articulate the importance of iterative design and feedback, as well as how their game design changed over the course of the unit.

A

B

C

D

F

20 19.5  19  18.5  18

17.5    17   16.5   16

15.5   15  14.5  14

 13.5   13   12.5   12

 11.5  &  below

Total  __________ of 10,000,000,000 to the billionth power (Summative)👾