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Origami Games book cover

Origami Games

by Joel Stern

Published:
2010 by Tuttle Publishing
Pages:
96
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9784805310687
ISBN-10:
4805310685

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level From simple to low-intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? All are from rectangles, a few are multi-piece

Overall Impression

This is not your typical origami book. The models taught in the first half of the book are usually quite simple, and can achieved quite quickly from a sheet or more of printer-paper. However, the magic lies not in the models, but in how they are put to use. Each model can serve as a game-piece in the over 20 games described in the second half of the book. A simple zig-zag unit can be part of a "fence" in a "pick-up Chips" game, a wave in a "Stormy Seas" game, a balancing log, and more. In this way you can easily build a whole set of games, all of which come with full rules and illustrations. Also included are tips for using origami in the classroom and incorporating it across the curriculum. This book will be excellent for teachers and kids.

There are 21 Origami Designs in Origami Games:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Ghost

Toys

Joel Stern8RectangleOrigami Ghost by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Glider

Toys - Planes

Traditional10RectangleOrigami Glider by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Game board

Toys - Games

Joel Stern12RectangleOrigami Game board by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Zig-zag unit

Toys

Joel Stern14RectangleOrigami Zig-zag unit by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Tube

Toys

Joel Stern15RectangleOrigami Tube by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Sailboat

Toys

Joel Stern16RectangleOrigami Sailboat by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Wing

Toys

Joel Stern18RectangleOrigami Wing by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Dragon

Toys

Joel Stern20RectangleOrigami Dragon by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional23Rectangle

Also in NOA Magazine 185
Also in NOA Magazine 189
Also in Origami 3 by Robert Harbin
Also in Modern Origami by James M. Sakoda
Also in Origami USA Convention 1984
Also in Pajarita Magazine 18
and in other sources...
Origami Box by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Basketball hoop

Toys

Traditional25RectangleOrigami Basketball hoop by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Bowling pin

Toys

Joel Stern27RectangleOrigami Bowling pin by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Catapult

Toys - Action Models

Joel Stern29RectangleOrigami Catapult by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Football

Toys

Traditional32RectangleOrigami Football by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Frog - jumping

Toys - Action Models

Joel Stern34RectangleOrigami Frog - jumping by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Triangle chip

Toys

Joel Stern37RectangleOrigami Triangle chip by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Pyramid

Geometric and other shapes

Joel Stern39RectangleOrigami Pyramid by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Goal post

Toys

Joel Stern42Rectangle
3 units
Origami Goal post by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Loop

Toys

Joel Stern48RectangleOrigami Loop by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Saucer ring

Toys

Joel Stern52Rectangle
6 units
Origami Saucer ring by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Game piece

Toys - Games

Joel Stern55RectangleOrigami Game piece by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Spinner

Toys - Action Models

Joel Stern58RectangleOrigami Spinner by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern