Board Game Strategy

Learn how to evaluate choices and make good decisions while playing some modern board games! Delve into mechanics, tactics, and strategy while honing math skills and abstract thinking.

Locations: Los Gatos

Cost: $100/hr.

Recommended hours: 6


  • Learn how board games work, especially their inner mechanics and systems
  • Develop skills to recognize a decision set (when you have a choice) and concrete means to evaluate and compare those decisions (which choice is the best)
  • Optimize using both short-term tactics and long-term strategies
  • Have fun!

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251 / (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

The last couple decades have been a true Renaissance in board game design. The Monopolies and Lifes of yore are still around (and quite popular), but there is a whole ocean of fascinating games with innovative mechanics and unique themes. This course would be a brief introduction to modern board gaming, with three goals: to learn the rules of and play a few games, to discuss strategy and tactics within those games to play them well, and to learn board game genres and terminology as a whole. The focus will be on critical thinking and evaluating the “big picture,” discussing the hows and whys of decision making.

Students will learn how to recognize and capitalize on opportunities while avoiding pitfalls. Proposed games would include a subset the following (determined by time and student interest): Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride: Europe, Pandemic, Lords of Waterdeep, Suburbia, and Star Realms.

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Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

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