After weeks of deliberation and game-play evaluations by groups of very excited students, BigLeap is ready to announce the winners of the “Games that Make Us Smarter” challenge!
Thirty-One games were submitted to our inaugural competition, with game concepts ranging in scope from strategy maze design games, to new takes on sudoku and treasure hunts! All the submissions were innovative ideas and we’re very happy to announce the winners for this competition.
Feel inspired? If you have your own ideas for games that can make us smarter, post them on our wiki (link to the right)!
Want to see more games?
To continue the great momentum that has been generated by this challenge for youth educational games, we have decided to create a wiki page where all of the game submissions can live.
1st Place Winner
Mazing Race by Andy Geremia
Teams compete to create the most challenging marble maze out of a cereal box and 10 straws.
View the entire submission on the Mazing Race Wiki page:
2nd Place Winner
Kansuko for Kids by Jonathan Meck
Kansuko is a logic game based off of the classic Sudoku that uses a modified board and incorporates basic addition to challenge your mind and your patience!
View the entire submission on the Kansuko for Kids Wiki page:
Bloc Runners by Matthew Renner
Players traverse a geometrical map through arranging puzzle blocks in order to complete the level and reach the exit.
View the entire submission on the Bloc Runners Wiki page:
Brainswarming by Tony McCaffrey
A group problem solving game that streteches creative thinking, logical diagraming, and more.
View the entire submission on the Brainswarming Wiki page:
Hoop Sums by Daniel Scher and Scott Steketee
A team-based game that gives children the mental math practice they need to become fluent in addition while at the same time providing elements of logic, problem solving, and fun in the form of thought-provoking puzzles.
View the entire submission on the Hoop Sums Wiki page:
Check out our BrainPlay Wiki page
We’ve added all of the game submissions to the new BrainPlay Wiki page. Check out all the great submissions and add your own!