All of us enjoy getting a bonus, and we’ve made sure this is also possible within the games. Gamilab is all about learning, and introducing bonus in Gamilab gives the our learners a double bonus – the points they earn and learning something in the process. When a player get encounter a step with bonus, the will either be answering a question made by other players or make a question them selves.
You’re in control!
The creator of the game decides whether the game should be with or without a bonus. Look for the bonus icon in the menu when editing a “explore” game board.
When you click on “Bonus”, a dialog will appear where you can enable the bonus in the game board, you can choose whether the questions the students have created will automatically be available to other players and how difficult it should be to get a bonus. So you are in full control. Even if you choose to have the questions automatically added to the game, you can both view and evaluate the questions. The players can even let you know if any questions are wrong. You also decide whether it should be easy, medium or difficult to get a bonus.
How does bonus work?
If the players do well enough on tasks or spend enough time on activities that do not give points, there will be a chance that they will have the opportunity to ask questions or answer questions made by others. The rules for whether they get a bonus depend on the choice you have made on how difficult it will be to get a bonus, exact rules students must find out by playing. Whether players are allowed to ask questions or answer questions depends on how many questions they have made, how many questions others have made that they have not answered and a bit of coincidence.
You who make games decide whether the questions must be approved automatically in order to be used or whether you have to approve them. If the questions are automatically approved, players who are to answer them can report them as bad or inappropriate, then you have to decide whether the question should be used or deleted.
Under “My games” there will be an icon on the playing cards that shows whether there are questions that have been reported or not assessed.
The red icon with the exclamation mark shows that there are reported questions and the green icon with the check symbol indicates unassessed questions. If you delete a question, the person who made it will lose the bonus points they received for creating the question and if you press like, there will be more bonus points.
In addition to the players getting a better learning by having to think through and understand the topic in order to create suitably difficult questions, there will be more opportunities to use bonus points. When a player makes a question, the player will get points and if the owner plays likes the question, it will give more points, if the player does not press like, it is still possible to get extra points if a suitably large percentage answers correctly. If the player loses the question, the player loses these points. Of course, correct answers to questions made by others also give bonus points.
As if the extra learning is not enough reward to get the bonus, we will come up with several things the bonus points can be used for. Stay tuned for future releases to see what.
If you have any input on how the bonus works, just go to our Facebook page and send us a message or use Contact in the menu at the bottom of Gamilab