FCU student wins first-place at the National Board Game Design Competition
Date of Issue: November 29, 2016
Students from FCU recently participated in the Fifth Annual National Board Game Design Competition, an event sponsored by the Ministry of Education. Unity of War, a game designed by Lai Wei-zhe, who studies in the Department of Chinese Literature, won the top prize. Chen Sheng-zhen, from the Chinese Language and Literature Teaching Center, and three students from the department of Fiber and Composite Materials received an honorable mention for their game, Population Wanted.
Designed with civil defense education in mind, Population Wanted is a strategic game that incorporates Taiwan's geography, transportation networks, and major natural disasters that have occurred in recent years. At present, at least one game publisher has expressed an interest in marketing the game.
In recent years, both the Department of Chinese Literature and the Chinese Language and Literature Teaching Center have incorporated board games and game design into their curriculum. Board game activities not only attract the attention of students and stimulate learning, but also offer students a modern and practical learning opportunity.