Games in classrooms have a rich history of fun, play, success, and learning. The fun and playfulness of games help students of all ages connect to content knowing. This session shifts the focus to consider how game design reinforces content ways of knowing (habits of mind and dispositions). This session will discuss how game design builds ways of thinking and ways of knowing into game design. This session will offer practical design strategies and game shortcuts to connect educators, educational designers, instructional designers and more with game design that connects content to content ways of knowing in their classroom.