Movement is key! You see your enemy’s camp across from your own; all you need to do is occupy it!
Double cross is a game of strategy and tactics. Set up a blockade in your camp or use your enemy’s movements to your advantage. However, be correct in your movements or it could prove costly. How you win is up to you, just get your pawns to their camp first!
The Importance of Rounding Numbers
While rounding numbers up or down might seem like a simple introductory math lesson, students in remedial math course often have issues with the concept. By turning rounding itself into a mechanic and mixing it with the gameplay of Chinese Checkers, Colmena created Double Cross.
In this game, players use rounding in order to determine movement, helping them learn the math. By mixing the game play of Chinese checkers with our own rules, we aim to help students become accustomed to rounding numbers up and down through engaging play.
Two dice - a D10 and a D10x10 - are added together and rounded to determine movement. Advanced play substitutes the D10 for a D20 and requires players move their pieces to the enemy camp and back to their own to win. We've found that students really connect with the game, developing numerous strategies in order to win.
Learning Is the Goal
Double Cross is a game that we created in collaboration with professors at Hostos Community College on their National Science Foundation funded grant to bring games into remedial math and science courses in hopes of increasing retention rates and improving student pass rates. The program was not only a success, but we designed and produced over a dozen math and science-based games for it.