We came across multiple communities who have limited or no access to computers. So we designed and built a board game “Thaayam++” that teaches problem-solving and Python programming without computers.
This game was built to teach python programming to students in India. So, we based in game off of an centuries-old game that is traditionally played in India called Thayam. These games are not only fun, but they allow kids to practice math, problem solving, and provide an opportunity for the players to choose from different actions, strategize or even plan ahead.
Using this board game, students learn problem solving with flowcharts and python programming.
This board game has not only reached schools in India but also 23 elementary schools in Federal Way, WA.