Your colored text here...I am interested in games for second language teaching so I tried the Spanish versions of each of these games and used a modified rubric from the one suggested in this MOOC. Unfortunately, the table I created didn't paste well on this screen.
Comparison of Diner Dash and Chocolatier (Games Spanish Versions) Setup Is a download required? DD- Only downloadable version, but free for 1 hour Ch - Only downloadable version, but free for 1 hour NavigationYour colored text here... How Easy is it to learn game controls? DD-Once I read the directions, I was able to get it. Ch- Once I read the directions, I was able to get it. Educational Value How applicable is the game to learning objectives? DD-Some L2 reading required before starting game, but not while playing. CH- L2 reading required throughout game. Class Use What would this game be good for? DD- Good for learning L2 games instruction vocabulary and oral discussion of game strategies tional ValueCh-Good L2 reading practice and oral discussion of game strategies. Audio Quality How effective was the audio? DD-Nothing to write home about Ch- Nothing to write home about Tutorials How effective are the tutorials/directions? DD -Clearly defined game rules. Ch-Some directions could have been clearer. Directions didn't specify that you had to visit all buildings in first scene and I didn't know how to go to other ports Reading Level What level would this game be good for? Intermediate High Intermediate Google Images DD-yes Ch-yes Wikipedia article DD-yes Ch-yes