Children know best what they really enjoy. Testing and evaluating board games without the influence of warning index fingers from an adult jury is rare - but all the more important. One possibility for children to mark their own “favorite games” is the children's game test of the Federation of German Catholic Youth. At the same time, the BDKJ children's game test is one of those campaigns in the games industry that deserves more attention. Test groups can register now.

This is how the BDKJ children's game test works

No jury of professional parlor players, no matter how experienced, could judge a children's board game as accurately as children themselves. The idea behind the children's game test by the Association of German Catholic Youth is simple: children choose their favorite game of the year.

BDKJ children's game test: children test children's games

In the end, the action not only generates another award, but brings children together through playful interactions that occur automatically during the evaluation process. Through the children's game test, children get to know new games, strengthen their self-confidence through social situations they experience and become “real game experts”. The aim of the campaign is to get children - and their families - excited about board games. Nationwide, up to 2.000 children in 70 groups take part in the children's game test every year.

To realize the project, the BDKJ works with various cooperation partners, including game designers and publishers.

In principle, any interested playgroup can take part in the campaign: day-care centers, playgroups, schools or groups of children and young people. Registrations can be made via the official website of the Children's play tests is possible. 

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