What can students learn from strategic board games? Research shows many benefits, including development of skills in cooperative teamwork, math theory, creativity, problem-solving, planning, and decision-making. And it’s fun!


This great workshop series introduces students to gameplay strategies in two separate introductory sessions Nov. 19 & Dec. 10, then guides them in designing their own board games in a 3-day workshop January 7, 14 & 16.

Featured board games for Gameplay Strategy in this workshop series include Ticket to Ride and Pandemic.





All participants must pre-register. Please fill out a new form for each student that you are registering.



9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ages: Middle School - 9 to 14 

Location:  Learning Options, Inc



$25 for November 19th 3-hour workshop

$25 for December 10th 3-hour workshop

$75 for January 7th, 14th, 16th 3-day workshop

Or register for all 3 workshops for $100

(save $25)

Payment: After your registration is complete, you'll receive a digital invoice via email. This can be paid with any major debit or credit card with or without a PayPal account.  Registration is considered complete upon payment of registration fees. 

All workshops are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment.


*Limited tuition assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis and is awarded based income and household size; application for tuition assistance is located inside the registration form



Joe Wasserman is a PhD fellow at WVU. His background includes teaching board game-based courses covering economics, history, and geography.  He has taught these experience-based courses through The Center for Gifted in Illinois and Saturday Academy in Oregon.

Other instructional experiences include coaching fencing in Oregon and teaching a large lecture class at WVU.



If you have any questions regarding this workshop, an instructor, or payments, please contact us by email at learningoptionswv@gmail.com

or contact the

Program Coordinator  

Mary Ellen Sullivan



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