This paper describes the development and application of the board game "Minerals", aiming
at teaching concepts of mineralogy in High School. Once concluded the artistic conception,
assembly of pieces, boards and rules definition, the game was submitted to a team of
undergraduate students in Chemistry, in order to assess its pedagogical potential, as well as its
playfulness, dynamics and playability. Subsequently, the game was introduced to high school
students from a state public school, in order to analyze its applicability and effectiveness in
the teaching of concepts generally unexplored at this school level. Results showed an
excellent acceptance of the game by the students, as well as its contribution to the learning of
concepts on an important theme, which is very little explored in Basic Education.
Furthermore, the work involved undergraduate students in Chemistry, whom had the
opportunity of experiencing the development and application of a playful teaching tool.