Election Madness 2020 Game
Published: Aug 20, 2020
Contributor: Eric Gonzalez Juenke
License: CC BY NC SA 4.0 license – Allows revisions and additions but forbids commercial use.
Students simply choose the winners of 21 federal elections before November 3rd. That’s all. Candidates who are favored by experts, even slightly favored, are worth fewer points. Candidates who are not favored are worth more points as picks. There will be many upsets! Can your students pick the right ones? Whoever earns the most points wins the game. There are two extra picks at the end to break any ties. Perfect for online classes, large or small.
The game can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it for your particular class. Instructor resources page on the website provides ideas and assignments from extra credit to larger credit assignments. Play against thousands of students across the country as they try to pick the most winners. Experts will join the game in October to make their picks public.