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Powerful and Engaging Board Game that Reflects the Process of Spiritual Awakening!

Shawn Levine
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Shawn Levine

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About this project

Basic description of the game:

You are a powerful shaman travelling through time and space to achieve the ultimate goal: AWAKENING! 

As you cross the rainbow bridge of ascension, you will be challenged and tested in fun, engaging ways. Your 7 basic chakras will open and expand as you:

  • tap into your intelligence 
  • connect to creativity 
  • activate your heart centre 
  • focus your telepathy
  • root into your body
  • speak your truth
  • and so much more....                                                                  

As you advance you will collect positive thoughts which can be traded in for special powers. However, you must stay humble, as negative thoughts could come at any time and will slow you down if you have too many. Also, pay attention to your spirit animal, each one has a unique ability that will help you on your journey. 

Always remember that what you put out, is what you get back, and you are way, way more powerful then you ever imagined...  

Game play:

  • Ages: 12+
  • Time required to learn game: 15 minutes
  • Time required to play: 1-1.5 hours
  • Players: 3-6 

Each game includes:

  • 6 Dice 

  • 11 Crystal Pieces

  • 108 Power Cards

  • 300 Chakra Cards

  • 15 Spirit Animal Cards 

  • 1 Cloth Bag

  • 1 Timer

  • 1 Board

  • 1 Box

  • Rules Booklet

  • Booklet with optional reading offering additional insight into some of the spiritual concepts within the game. 

*Please note: the version of the game shown in the video is from an earlier prototype.  

Here are some up-to-date images of the game:

Box Top Graphic
Box Top Graphic
Board
Board
Power Cards
Power Cards
Player Pieces
Player Pieces
Chakra Cards (back)
Chakra Cards (back)
Box Bottom Graphic
Box Bottom Graphic
Why I'm using Kickstarter: 

The game has been extensively play-tested and the feed-back I have received has been incredible. In order to get this game out into the world, there are several things that need to happen. The money raised through Kickstarter will go towards: graphic design, setting up a webpage, legal fees, basic business start up costs, and other marketing and promotion costs. Most importantly, in order to make this game both high quality and affordable, I need to buy a large quantity of them. I have done a lot of research and have quotes from several companies who are able to manufacture the game. I think my funding goal is very realistic and will allow me further develop this dream into reality.

I also have several amazing expansions in the works, so if there is interest in this project there is so much room for the expansion and evolution of it!

Rewards: 

Please check out the rewards and if this project resonates with you, it would be an honour to have your help in this process. Please note that shipping costs (within Canada) are included within all the rewards.

I hope to have the game before the expected delivery date. My research has indicated it is wise to be cautious with the time involved in manufacturing a board game.     

Gratitude:

Very special thank you to all my friends and family who have helped make this game possible so far!! 

The countless people who have play-tested this game, and all my talented friends who have helped with design, ideas, graphics, business plans, and so much more, I love you all so dearly!!   

Kickstarter video was filmed and edited by the talented Kale Beaudry (awesome job!) http://klphotograph.com/

Video features: Jasper Sircus, Krystal Patience, Ari Lazer, Dylan Pearson, Derrick Pawlowski, and Sarah Harrison (thanks guides!). Also me.  

Music in video (licensed under creative commons): Chris Zabriskie- Cylinder Six, Jahzzar- Take Me Higher, Kevin MacLeod - There It Is. 

~Questions and Answers~

Why did you create this game?

Great question! For starters I deeply value my intuition and acting on ideas that excite and inspire me. The idea for making a board game came out of a joke my friend made, and in the moment he made the joke, I got the idea for this game. Once I actually began creating it, I realized that all these different areas of my life came together to make something that is meaningful, uplifting, and enjoyable. 

I feel it is our purpose in life to share our gifts with others, in order to create a future that is peaceful, harmonious, and exciting. This game offers people the opportunity to connect with themselves, their family and their friends. As you play, you naturally develop your chakras, and expand your consciousness. 

This game also serves as a bridge for people who are interested in spirituality or new-age ideas, but have no way of relating to these concepts.    

Have you ever made a board game before?

Early in my life I loved the idea of creating a board game, but this is the first time it has evolved past the idea stage.

My entire life, board games have been a common activity within my family and friend circle. As a avid board game player, I understand all the different elements that make for an enjoyable board game experience. Thus I have spent a lot of time developing a game with: 

  • Well thought-out rules
  • Smooth flow and transitions
  • Interactive and engaging at all times
  • Easy to learn
  • Very relatable
  • Stunning graphics
  • Mixture of skill-strategy-luck
  • Depth

This game also has great re-playability, meaning you will continue to enjoy and appreciate it each time you play!    

What makes your game unique?

Spiritual board games are few and far between. This game is not only a really fun board game on it's own, but it also has counselling, spiritual wisdom, and syncronisity embedded within it. 

Just like life, there are many different levels and dimensions to the game. Whether you are simply curious about spirituality, or you are a super activated star being, you're going to have a good time playing it! This game can be an incredible bridge between worlds for those looking to understand themselves and life a little better. 

As a counsellor I know  the basic need for love and connection is more important then words can begin to express. When people feel safe and comfortable, they are able to be themselves in a way that allows for true joy to flow into their experience. When people are engaged and having fun, remarkable transformations can take place. The more we allow ourselves to be happy, the easier it is for us to tap back into that happiness. I have counselled people of all ages and know first-hand the incredible power within group bonding experiences. Further more, as a camp counsellor and high-school workshop facilitator, I know that this game will do wonders for parents looking to connect with their children in a fun, easy way.

I don't understand spirituality or all this new-age stuff, can I still play your game?

YES! No matter where you are on your path, you will be able to relate and enjoy the game. 

For people that are curious about spirituality, or just beginning to explore some of these concepts, this game might just help you look at a life a little differently, and let you in on the cosmic joke...

What was the most enjoyable part of making the game?

I get so much joy out of playing with the depth and fractal nature of reality that making it into an actual board game was very entertaining. Being able to put all my favourite teachings and aspects of life into one nice little package was delightful. I also deeply enjoy the syncronisity and signs that people see within the game, and all the different ways it serves as a mirror of our life experience.    

Thank you so much for checking out my project. Please share this with your community. Much Love. 

Risks and challenges

As far as risks and challenges go, I will openly and honestly communicate any problems that arise. Foreseeable problems could be extra marketing/production costs, or time delays in the manufacturing of the game. If there are extra costs involved in this process that I have not budgeted for, I will simply have to order less games upfront and make do with smaller stock. I will not sacrifice quality of the game, for quantity.

I am deeply connected to this project, I have spent a lot of time and energy developing it, and I am very dedicated to seeing it through. Should any unforeseen problems arise, I will immediately communicate them, and use the resources I have to complete the project.

Energy flows where attention goes. Please let me know of any questions, comments, or concerns, and I will happily respond to them to the best of my ability.

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Rewards

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    4 backers

    For your generosity and support, you will be blessed with ever-lasting happiness (included in all rewards). You will also receive a thank you email that includes my favourite mantra!

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    4 backers

    Thank you! For your contribution you will receive a small (postcard sized) image of the graphic on the cover. On the back I will write a thank you and include my favourite mantra!

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    7 backers

    With this reward you will receive a high-resolution 8.5 by 11″ image inspired by the geometry on the front of the box. You will also receive 1 randomly selected power card from the game, as you never know when you may need it in this cosmic game we are playing... Thank you for your generosity and support!

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    4 backers

    This reward offers a high-resolution 8.5 by 11″ image inspired by the geometry on the front of the box. As well as, 2 additional high-resolution images, one created by myself and one created by an amazing artist/ geometer: Ari Lazer (http://travelingalchemists.com/) Thank you for your generosity and support!

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    **Early Bird Special**

    Your very own copy of THE GAME OF AWAKENING!! Thank you for your generosity and support!

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    2 backers

    THE GAME OF AWAKENING!
    Thank you for your generosity and support!

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    **Early Bird Special**
    "Quantum Edition" of The Game of Awakening! This version is very special and includes extra content not in the original version of the game. The box is lined with beautiful fabric, the cover art is expanded on and the back is signed by me. It also includes new power cards, 2 additional spirit animals, more crystal pieces, and bonus blank cards so you can make your own! There will be a limited number of these, and each one will be unique! Thank you so much for your generosity and support!

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    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    "Quantum Edition" of The Game of Awakening! This version is very special and includes extra content not in the original version of the game. The box is lined with beautiful fabric, the cover art is expanded on and the back is signed by me. It also includes new power cards, 2 additional spirit animals, more crystal pieces, and bonus blank cards so you can make your own! There will be a limited number of these, and each one will be unique! Thank you so much for your generosity and support!

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    In return for your generosity, I would love to offer you the experience of playing the game with me. Bring 1-4 friends with you to my house (or I can go to your house, within the greater Vancouver Area), and we will all play the game! You'll get to keep the game (quantum edition), and I'll cook you all a delicious vegetarian (or vegan if you prefer) feast! You'll also receive a poster of the image from the front of the box! If your friends are not available to come over, that's totally okay as some of my friends would love to spend an evening with YOU!

    *Please note that I live in Vancouver, Canada you will need to pay for any travel costs...

    Infinite thanks and gratitude for your support!

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    0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)

    With this reward you will receive the Quantum Edition of the Game, a poster of the image on the front of the box, as well as, 4 counselling sessions with me! These sessions can be done either in person (if you are in Vancouver, Canada) or over Skype. I will make a sincere effort to accommodate your schedule and find a time most convenient for you. Each session will be roughly an hour long. I am a certified Wellness Counsellor and Life Coach. Thank you so much for your generosity and support!

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    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    Wow, what can I offer for this kind gift? This Rumi quote defiantly comes to mind...

    "You’ve no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You.
    Nothing seemed right.
    What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean.
    Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient.
    It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.
    So- I’ve brought you a mirror.
    Look at yourself and remember me...." This reward includes Everything in reward #9 AND reward #10 (the $500 rewards). Thank you so much for your incredible generosity and support!

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Funding period

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