Activities: Game Room

Location

School Library

Introduction

All sorts of board games and other family oriented games are available here. Juniors/Seniors are to procure games, set them up in an attractive manner, encourage students to play games and to play with them. Special events are also to be scheduled throughout the evening. Students will also be encouraged to bring their own games

Staff

It is more important here than in other stations that the juniors/seniors be outgoing and engaging. More juniors/seniors can be used here effectively. Juniors/Seniors who are actively playing games can give up their spot when middle students are interested in joining a game in progress and help start up new games. Minimum staffing requirements are listed below:

  • Teacher
  • Lead Junior/Senior
  • Junior/Senior
  • Junior/Senior
  • Junior/Senior?
  • JuniorsSenior?

Duties

The primary duty here is to encourage and facilitate the middle students having fun. Consideration must also be given to keeping the library in great condition.

  • Procure (generally from other juniors/seniors) a few dozen games as many different types as possible in good repair.
  • Label all games by owner so that they may be returned.
  • Arrange games in an attractive and accessible manner.
  • Remove all library supplies to the librarian office.
  • Completely setup games attractively on at least 7 of the library tables.
  • Help other activities with their setup until fun night starts
  • Encourage students who enter the library to play games.
  • Play games with students.
  • There will be times when seniors outnumber students. Don't look bored, don't just talk, start a game.
  • When games are finished return them to boxes or set them up for the next players.
  • Plan for some scheduled events to be held throughout the evening.
  • Return all games to their owners.

Timeline

Below is a general timeline for when things need to take place to prepare the game room.

  • 1 weeks before: begin gathering games, meet to plan scheduled activities.
  • 1 week before: make a list of who is responsible for knowing the rules of each game.
  • 1 week before: finalize scheduled events, make sure you have supplies/prizes
  • 3 days before: bring all games/supplies and store in supervising teacher's room.
  • 6:00pm: bring supplies to library and setup for fun night.

Scheduled Activities

Below are suggested ideas for scheduled activities. These are events that will happen in your room periodically throughout fun night. The timing of events will be coordinated between the various activities so that students can plan which ones they wish to attend. This is not meant to serve as a complete list. Just some ideas to get you started. For the game room, some activities can simply be announcing the start time for any specific games, so that people who would like to play that game can come when other people who want to play are in the game room. Don't be surprised or disappointed when at least one of your events flop.

  • Announced start time for multiplayer games (Risk, Monopoly, Life...).
  • Tournament for any type of game.
  • Start time for large group games (Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, Pictionary...).
  • Plan a game show type game using larger equipment (the white board for Pictionary).
  • Times when you will be teaching how to play a more obscure game (a card game?).

Supplies

The games are obviously your main supplies.

  • Games, dozens of games. Make sure they are complete.
  • Puzzles, a dozen puzzles (2-3 at a time depending on table use).
  • Supplies as needed for scheduled events.
  • Prizes as needed for scheduled events.
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Cleanup

In general, the area you are using should be ready for school to start when you leave. This will mean that the area should be in better condition than when we arrived. Remember that we will be using these areas during the custodial staff's normal cleaning time, and it is our responsibility to make sure they are ready for school on Monday or other scheduled events over the weekend.

  • Return all library supplies that were removed to the librarian office.
  • Tables back to their correct positions.
  • Four chairs around each table.
  • All games boxed up with pieces in proper place
  • Games returned to seniors where possible and stored in supervising teacher's room where not.
  • Pickup all trash on floor, empty trash cans into main trash cans in commons.
  • Vacuum floor.
  • Turn off lights, lock doors.
  • Help other activities cleanup until all areas are clean

Rules and Guidelines

General school rules apply during fun night. The following rules are meant to help the game room run smoothly.

  • Don't allow students in the Librarian area or in the prayer chapel.
  • Don't allow students to turn on the computers.
  • Don't allow students to argue over rules. Have a senior arbitrate disagreements.
  • Don't allow students to remove games from the game room (unless it is their game).