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Game Consoles from the 1970s and 1980s

  • Game Consoles from the 1970s and 1980s

    Part 1 - Research Report  DUE Monday, October 16

    Using the Internet, find information on five video games consoles, three from the 1970s, two from the 1980s.  The consoles must be of the type that generally used at home and were connected to a television set.

    Using Microsoft Word, write a summary of each game in paragraph form.  Include information such as:

    • The name of the company which developed and sold it

    • The time frame (years) in which it was being made and sold by that company 

    • How many units were sold

    • In which game console generation is it classified and why?

    • What did it look like

    Save document as PLastnameFirstname-GameConsoles  (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

     

    Part 2 - Presentation  DUE Thursday, October 19

    You will be assigned a one of the games.LastnameFirstname-GameConsoles

    Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a presentation describing your assigned game.

    Save presentation as P1 LastnameFirstname-GameConsoles (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

    Assigned Games for Presentations

     Pick one of the games you researched

    Talk with students around you.  Make sure you are choosing different consoles.

    Game console presentation assignments will be posted by Tuesday, October 10th

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Arcade Games from the 1970s and 1980s

  • Arcade Games from the 1970s and 1980s

    Part 1 - Research Report  DUE Monday, October 2

    Using the Internet, find information on five video arcade games, three from the 1970s, two from the 1980s

    Using Microsoft Word, write a summary of each game in paragraph form.  Include information such as:  Who invented it, When, Where, What did it look like, how was it played, who played it, etc.

    Save document as PLastnameFirstname-ArcadeGames (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

     

    Part 2 - Presentation  DUE Wednesday, October 4

    You will be assigned a one of the games.

    Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a presentation describing your assigned game.

    Be sure to include information such as:

    -Who invented it

    -Where and when was it made

    -What did it look like and how was it played

    -What new innovation did it feature (it was the first to...)

    -What older game is it based on (prequel)

    -What newer game is based on it (sequel)

    Save presentation as PLastnameFirstname-ArcadeGames (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

    Assigned Games for Presentations

    Jaden Anderson - Mario Bros.

    Jashan Chawla - Galaxy Game

    Edward Ellis - Centipede

    Sebastian Gomez - Pac-Man

    Jacob Hull - Lunar Lander

    Josh Jacques - Phoenix

    Bradley Jenkins - Frogger

    Jeremy Jun - Sea Wolf

    Omar Kaddour - Dig Dug

    Justin Kimura - Breakout

    Kyle Lindbeck - Joust

    Jeffrey Lopez - Asteroids

    Kyle Miller - Q*bert

    Nicholas Moffatt - Street Fighter

    Ryan Morgan - Indy 800

    Brad Norton - Gunfight

    Malique Owens - Battlezone

    Julian Parra - Pong

    Alex Rodriguez - Tron

    Gilbert Rodriguez - Death Race

    Stephen Sandoval - Anti-Aircraft 

    Michael Simoes - Space Invaders

    Colby Sullivan - Gran Trak 10

    Zachary Suttle - Donkey Kong

    Cristian Torres - Galaxian

    Tyler White - Missle Command

    Eli Young - Space Race

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Computer Game Pioneers

  • Computer Game Pioneers 1940-1967

    Part 1 - Research Report  DUE Wednesday, September 13

    Using the Internet, find information on five board computer-based games created between 1940 and 1967

    Using Microsoft Word, write a summary of each game in paragraph form.  Include information such as:  Who invented it, When, Where, What did it look like, how was it played, who played it, etc.

    Save document as PLastnameFirstname-GamePioneers (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

     

    Part 2 - Presentation  DUE Monday, September 18

    You will be assigned a one of the games.

    Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a presentation describing your assigned game.

    Be sure to include information such as:

    -Who invented it

    -Where and when was it made

    -What did it look like and how was it played

    -What was its purpose

    -What older game is it based on

    -What newer game is based on it

     

    Save presentation as PLastnameFirstname-GamePioneers (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

     

    Assigned Games for Presentations

     

    Jaden Anderson - Chess (1950)

    Jashan Chawla - Checkers (1956)

    Edward Ellis - Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device

    Sebastian Gomez - Nim (Nimatron)

    Jacob Hull - Mouse in the Maze

    Josh Jacques - Hutspiel

    Bradley Jenkins - SpaceWar!

    Jeremy Jun - Nimrod

    Omar Kaddour - Nimrod

    Justin Kimura - Tennis for Two

    Kyle Lindbeck - Chess (1950)

    Jeffrey Lopez - Checkers (1956)

    Kyle Miller - Mouse in the Maze

    Nicholas Moffatt - SpaceWar!

    Ryan Morgan - Bertie the Brain

    Brad Norton - Bertie the Brain

    Julian Parra - Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device

    Alex Rodriguez - Intopia

    Gilbert Rodriguez - Tennis for Two

    Stephen Sandoval - OXO (Noughts and Crosses) 

    Michael Simoes - OXO (Noughts and Crosses)

    Colby Sullivan - Blackjack (1954)

    Zachary Suttle - Pool Game Simulator (1954)

    Cristian Torres - Nim (Nimatron)

    Tyler White - Hutspiel

    Eli Young - Baseball Simulation (IBM 1620)

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  • Semi-Modern Board Games

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    Part 1a - Research Report  DUE Thursday, August 31

    Using the Internet, find information on five board games created between 1600 and 1900 A.D.

    Using Microsoft Word, write a summary of each game in paragraph form.  Include information such as:  Who invented it, When, Where, What did it look like, how was it played, who played it, etc.

    Save document as P1 LastnameFirstname-SemiModernGamesA (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

     

    Part 1b - Research Report DUE Thursday, August 31

    Using the Internet, find information on five board games created between 1900 and 1960

    Using Microsoft Word, write a summary of each game in paragraph form.  Include information such as:  Who invented it, When, Where, What did it look like, how was it played, who played it, etc.

    Save document as PLastnameFirstname-SemiModernGamesB (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

     

    Part 2 - Presentation  DUE Wednesday, September 6

    You will be assigned a semi-modern game.

    Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a presentation describing your assigned game.  Make sure the game is not a predecessor or a descendent of your assigned game.

    Be sure to include information such as:

    -Who invented it

    -Where and when was it made

    -What did it look like and how was it played

    -What was its purpose

    -What older game is it based on

    -What newer game is based on it

     

    Save presentation as PLastnameFirstname-SemiModernGames (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)

     

    Assigned Games for Presentations

    Jaden Anderson - Tori Shogi (Bird Chess)

    Jashan Chawla - Agon

    Tyler Csakan - Hardy Boys Treasure Game (1957)

    Edward Ellis - Sorry!

    Sebastian Gomez - The New Game of Human Life

    Jacob Hull - Ludo

    Josh Jacques - The Mansion of Happiness

    Bradley Jenkins - Carrom (Karrom)

    Jeremy Jun - Pit

    Omar Kaddour - The Game of Life (1960)

    Justin Kimura - Kreigsspiel (Wargame 1812)

    Kyle Lindbeck - Bridge (Contract Bridge)

    Jeffrey Lopez - Scrabble

    Kyle Miller - Binko's Registered Railway Game

    Nicholas Moffatt - The Checkered Game of Life

    Ryan Morgan - Cluedo (Clue)

    Brad Norton - Dominoes (European Style)

    Julian Parra - Yahtzee (Yatzie)

    Alex Rodriguez - Candy Land

    Gilbert Rodriguez - Crokinole

    Stephen Sandoval - Biritch (predecessor to Bridge) 

    Michael Simoes - Chutes and Ladders

    Colby Sullivan - The Landlord's Game

    Zachary Suttle - Monopoly

    Cristian Torres - Risk

    Tyler White - Salvo (Battleship)

    Eli Young - Stern-Halma (Chinese Checkers)

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  • Ancient Board Games - Before 1,000 A.D.

    Part 1 - Research Report

    Using the Internet, find information on five board games created before 1,000 A.D.

    Using Microsoft Word, write a summary of each game.  Include information such as:  Who invented it, When, Where, What did it look like, how was it played, who played it, etc.

     

    Part 2 - Presentation

    You will be assigned an ancient games (most likely one of the five that you selected in class).

    Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a presentation showing the information you gathered in your research paper.

     

    Assigned Games for Presentations

    Jaden Anderson - Nard (predecessor of Backgammon)

    Jashan Chawla - Patolli

    Tyler Csakan - Chaupar (predecessor of Pachisi)

    Edward Ellis - Ludus Latrunculorum (Latin name of Mercenaries)

    Sebastian Gomez - Royal Game of Ur

    Jacob Hull - Petteia (Greek predecessor of Ludus Latrunculorum)

    Josh Jacques - Mancala

    Bradley Jenkins - Egyptian Siga

    Jeremy Jun - Gyan Chauper (predecessor of Snakes and Ladders)

    Omar Kaddour - Senet

    Justin Kimura - Tesserae

    Kyle Lindbeck - Knucklebones

    Jeffrey Lopez - Tabula

    John Luna - Ashtapada (predecessor to Pachisi)

    Kyle Miller - Gomoku

    Nicholas Moffatt - Nine Men's Morris

    Ryan Morgan - Go

    Brad Norton - Alquerque (predecessor to Checkers)

    Julian Parra - Shatranj (predecessor to Chess)

    Alberto Rodriguez - Duodecim Scripta (predecessor to Backgammon)

    Gilbert Rodriguez - Mehen

    Stephen Sandoval - Terni Lapilli 

    Michael Simoes - Hnefatafl (Tafl game)

    Colby Sullivan - Tavli (predecessor to Backgammon)

    Zachary Suttle - Congkak

    Cristian Torres - Chaturanga (predecessor to Chess)

    Eli Young - Liubo

     

    Part 3 - Project

    Using simple materials, readily available to you, create a replica of the game

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