Gridopolis is an award-winning 3D strategy game which teaches STEM principles through a fun and engaging board game. When it comes to STEM activities, I am all ears. My son loves science and technology. He knows a lot of things that I still cannot wrap my mind around, like how to get a rocket into orbit and the differences between SpaceX rockets versus Blue Feather rockets.
I took note when I heard about Gridopolis, a board game that teaches STEM principles without screens. Think of it as a cross between chess, checkers, and a strategy game, all in 3D.
For starters, players first have to assemble the board and that is a STEM activity in and of itself. In all honesty, I felt a bit lost even trying to wrap my mind around the assembly and the rules. However, this is why we have smart, homeschooled, enthusiastic children. They can tackle anything.
I just sat there, watching my son teach himself how to assemble the board and arrange the pieces. He read the rules and then he taught me. The trouble is, he is so good at this game, he beats me every time. So I let him play with his sister.
The game creators have come up with lesson plans so that you have even more support in using Gridopolis as a science project around the home. I think that’s just brilliant.
If you think this looks cool, you can enter to win a free Gridopolis game here. As homeschoolers, you might also be interested in the lesson plans available.
Here’s a press release about the gold awards Gridopolis won recently. Apparently, I am not the only one who thinks this is a great game for our children.