New Hide&Seek Game: The Normans

04 August 2010 | 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to teach 7- to 11-year-olds about the Battle of Hastings? Or keep a group of children occupied for an hour? How about both at the same time? Well, now’s your chance…

Hide&Seek’s been working on a game for the BBC’s Normans season, as part of their Hands On History series of activity packs. It’s an active playground game for 7 to 11-year-olds, based on the Battle of Hastings. We’ve done an awful lot of running around, playtesting, rules-tweaking, beanbag-throwing, flag-making and rule-writing over the last couple of months, and the game’s now gone live on the BBC website.

If you’re a teacher or a playleader – or know someone who is – do have a look! The pdf gives curriculum suggestions, setup instructions, and all those useful things, and the game itself is really simple and straightforward to run. But even if you’re not a playleader or a teacher – well, in confidence, lots of running around daftly careful playtesting has determined that the game can be awfully good fun for adults as well.

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