Step 14: The Real Test
Give this game to some children. See what they do with it. They will surprise you with a host of variations on how to play, make up new rules, and find uses for the paddle that were not in your mind when you had this brilliant idea. After observing them for a while, breaking up squabbles, and making them share; think about any improvements or changes in design you may want to implement. Maybe redesign the maze to be harder or easier. Maybe beef it up a bit, allowing for the extreme conditions it will endure. Who knows, keep those mental juices flowing and see what develops. All this work is, after all, really and truly play.
Thank you for reading this far. Hope it was instructive. Please post any questions, comments, suggestions or ideas, and I’ll get back as soon as I can.