About the Game:
The goal of the STAR Decision Making Board Game is to help students learn about the four steps to decision making:
2. Think about your choices and their consequences.
3. Act- Follow through with your decision.
4. Review- Did you make the right choice?
The more the students discuss the four steps, the more likely they are to remember to use them. As the students move through the game, they will read scenarios and questions (located on the playing cards). They must use the four decision making steps to answer the questions.
What materials will you need? Dice and playing pieces (such as small figurines, skittles, pieces from another board game, or math counters)
Game Set Up:
1. Print the game board using your school’s poster maker (if available).
2. Print all game cards front and back on cardstock paper. Cut the game cards apart. Stack the game cards face down in four different stacks, according to their titles.
How to play:
1. Player one rolls the dice and moves the number of stars appearing on the dice.
2. The player picks up a corresponding card. For example, if the student lands on a red star, the student will pick up a “stop” card that has red stars on the cover.
3. The player should read the back of the card and follow the directions or answer the question. If the student does not answer the question correctly or gives an inappropriate answer, he/she must move back to his/her previous position.
4. Repeat with other players.
5. The first person to the last star wins the game.