Boards, Cards and Dice

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Jefferson.

Over the last decade, board and cards games have seen a huge boom in popularity. Much more interesting titles such as Catan, Ticket to Ride, Codenames, Pandemic and many others have become increasingly well known, replacing old school "roll and move" games like Monopoly, Cluedo or the Game of Life. The emergence of escape rooms also reflects the growth of alternatives to devices and digital gaming. 

In this course you will play a wide range of modern board games ranging from dexterity and party games through to complex board games and escape room games, reflecting on how they work, what they do well and how they could be improved. You will be getting to know other students as you work together in teams or compete against each other. You will learn to think strategically and plan ahead, as well as solve different kind of puzzles. You will grow and develop the seven employability skills as identified by Careers NZ (self-management, teamwork, positive attitude, thinking skills, communication, willingness to learn, and resilience). And you will have lots of fun!

The average rating from all the students who took the course last year was 9.5 out of 10. Some quotes from students:
"This is one of the best subject in the RHS."
"Fun and would recommend for a fun subject and something new to do."
"I really enjoyed getting to hang out and experiment with different types of games with my friends."
"Its really fun and you will definitely be always eager to come to this class."
"It is a really enjoyable course and you can make more friends and learn different thinking strategies."
"If you don't choose BCD and a friend tells you what BCD is like, you will really regret not choosing BCD."