Assessment: The Game (developed by Ian Turner at University of Derby) is a playful tool for allowing people to think and talk about assessments. The activity is designed to break down existing barriers and preconceptions about assessment modes that can be used in higher education.
The game itself can be played in as little as 15 minutes. However, its ideal length is 30-40 minutes. Player numbers are only limited by the resources, though one facilitator per eight staff (in two groups of four) is optimum – ie in course teams.
It is important to remember that the primary purpose of the activity is the discussion around the game, rather than the game itself. Though full instructions on the game can be found in the resources, these should be freely modified to aid the discussion.
The cards are not meant to represent an exhaustive list of assessment modes in higher education. You are encouraged to modify or add to the cards.