Building Life Skills Through Board Games
“As usual, we had a talk after the class. We all agreed that Project L is a must in our game library, as it helps them to improve their strategy planning and decision making. As a tutor, I firmly believe that decision making is a key competitive skill in every stage of life. A wrong decision can lead to fatal consequences, and you have to bear responsibility for it. For example in Project L, you have multiple actions to choose from, yet how you plan (sequencing) the 3 actions can affect your whole gameplay. The inefficiency of planning and deciding will lead to your loss of 1 point, which in real life could lose you a multimillion project.
All these key-skills are learnt unconsciously throughout board game sessions and I don’t really need to give these kids a book of theories of how to make decisions. The immediate experience that they gain from playing board games like Project L already help them to build up such key-skills, and further enhance their analytical and calculative strength. Also I rarely give advice on what move is good, especially when there’s no wrong move in Project L. I always tell them as long as it’s valid and you’re progressing, that’s your decision and don’t be emotional about it. Stick to the plan and let’s see the magic unfold, be confident with your choice. Sometimes it’s not your decision that’s bad, just that others did a better move.
All in all, I’d really like to win this bundle and let my students experience even more from Project L, as the ghost pieces will definitely keep them coming for more. I will graciously donate the other copy to the local Good Samaritan Church for their youth as they’ve always volunteered to assist our weekly art & board game session.”