CONCORD CASTAWAYS - THE GAME
The SS CMS has crashed into a deserted island! As shipwrecked survivors, your homerooms have become tribes and you have spread out around the island. Now it is time to use the points earned with your summer reading to help your tribe survive and escape.
You will be here for four weeks...solving challenges and working to escape the island.
CONCORD CASTAWAYS ~ INSTRUCTION GUIDE
Objective: To ESCAPE THE ISLAND and ACCUMULATE POINTS.
To win, your tribe must acquire enough cards to escape the island. All tribes can escape; the winning tribe is the one with the most cards and points at the end of the game.
Gameplay: Each homeroom will start the game with the points that were accumulated over the summer with summer reading projects. Each student will contribute however many points he/she earned over the summer into the homeroom bank. You will start the game with those points.
Homerooms are now tribes. Points earned during the summer are pooled together with your tribe to help you get started, but you will need to earn more as the game progresses. Each week, tribes will perform tasks and challenges to earn more points. At the end of each week, tribes will purchase cards with points. The game will run for four weeks; each week will have a different theme.
New tasks and challenges to earn points will be released each week.
Cards: Cards represent survival advantages and useful tools that will improve life on the island. Four unique cards are presented each week. Tribes decide which cards to buy. Cards are purchased with points, which can be earned throughout the game.
Week 1: SURVIVAL CARDS - Fire, Water, Food, Shelter (100 points)
Week 2: SCAVENGER CARDS - Blankets, Tools, Lamps, Fishing Gear (100 points)
Week 3: ENTERTAINMENT CARDS - Sports Gear, Games, Instruments, Books (200 points)
Week 4: ESCAPE CARDS - Rope, Oars, Sails, Logs (250 points)
Points: Each homeroom tribe will start the game with the points accumulated through summer reading projects. Additional points can be earned by completing tasks and challenges each week. Tribes’ point totals can be viewed online or in the Library.
Tasks - A variety of tasks are available each week, and will be listed on this Library Libguides page. Students (singly or in groups) can submit completed tasks. Points are tallied for the tribes at the end of the week.
Challenges - There will be a new Challenge released each week. Tribes can complete challenges to earn bonus points, cards, or prizes, depending on the challenge. Challenges are time sensitive.
Strategy - Tribes need to decide how best to spend their points. Because the cost of cards and the rewards for completing tasks increase from week to week, the most successful tribes will be consistent in their participation. However, if your tribe does not have enough points to progress to the next week’s cards, your tribe can still catch up by completing tasks until you can afford the previous week’s cards. Even if your tribe is behind, you can still participate in the challenges.
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