Players seek risks, challenges, rewards, and recognition when they play a game. Application of various game mechanics to learning experiences can help fulfill these ‘human motivations’. When you design a learning game, you need to choose mechanics that seem appealing for your students, whilst also ensuring that they gel well with the context and the overall learning objectives. While there are many prevalent mechanics, we shall only be talking about some common ones in this blog. I shall also list down relevant game ideas that generally employ these mechanics. Here we go:

Source: Raptivity – Rapid Interactivity Building Tool: An Educator’s Guide to Using Game Mechanics for the Win

The list is of mechanics, not how to use gaming in the classroom.