Card Game Called Natonia Wins Pupils Trip to NATO HQ
A team from a private secondary school for the humanities in Pärnu will go on a trip to NATO headquarters in Brussels after their card game designed for a nationwide contest came first.
Announced in the fall to mark the 10th anniversary of Estonian NATO membership, the contest, organized by ministries and the Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association, called for board games, card games or digital games that tested players’ knowledge about NATO.
A total of 28 entries were received, from 12 different schools with national defense on their curriculum. Five were digital, four were card games and 19 were board games.
The card game designed by one of the teams from Pärnu’s Sütevaka school, Natonia, was credited by judges as being a social game with an irresistible, participatory quality to it. It also tests geography knowledge. The Ministry of Defense plans to purchase finished copies for all schools that teach national defense.
The prizes for second and third place teams - schools from Võnnu and Kiili - were iPad Minis.