Junior Tabletop Game Design

If you have played Pokémon, Magic the Gathering, Dice Masters, or other tabletop games, you may have dreamed of creating your own masterpiece but didn’t know where to start. In Junior Tabletop Game Design, students will learn the basics of game design and creation. Students will explore simple card and dice game mechanics, as well as the production process required to take their idea from concept to reality.

Students will learn:

  • The history of games
  • The basic mechanics of card and dice games
  • How randomness and probability influence game mechanics
  • The game production pipeline, including design, prototyping, and production

Note: This is a non-digital workshop.


This course is open to students entering Grades 4 through 7.

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.