Originally published on Idaho News on November 4, 2022
BOISE, ID (CBS 2) — Eric Olsen, a math teacher at Idaho Technical Career Academy recently created a board game - called Glyphics - to bring students together.
And now - it's getting nationwide attention!
Olsen wanted to encourage his own kids to set aside their devices and engage together - so he created the first version of "Glyphics" with random objects in his kitchen.
The game is meant to be a type of charades that involves some elements of Pictionary - minus the whiteboard.
For each round in Glyphics, the active player chooses a word or phrase from a card, then uses any or all of the forty plastic components to create an image or act out a scene so that another player can guess what you're trying to convey.
And it is fun for the ENTIRE family!
If you want to play for yourself, the game is now available at Target and soon to be on Amazon!
Olsen hopes the game makes it into Idaho classrooms and is looking forward to seeing how educators might utilize the game in a classroom setting!
We are sitting down with Olsen coming up on Tuesday, November 8th to learn more about the inspiration behind the game and how he developed it into a professional board game - stay tuned!
To learn more about Idaho Technical Career Academy, visit https://itca.k12.com/.
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