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Jon MaidenBy Jon Maiden
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Jon MaidenBy Jon Maiden
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£4,822
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 9 2018 8:56 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Panjango's board and card games make it fun for children aged 7 and above to explore the mysterious world of work! 

At Panjango, we’re on a mission to transform the way the world learns by gamifying learning and giving it real world context.

Our fun, educational and interactive tabletop games connect learning to life, help children to think about their future and better prepare them for life after school.

Our games are fun for all the family, or the classroom, as they help your children find their purpose and develop skills for their future. 

Ever fancied being an Engineer? Or considered being a Sports Scientist? How about a Countryside Ranger? Whether you’re at home, or in the classroom, you can explore more than 120 amazing jobs with The Panjango Game.

A fun and fast-paced board game exploring the mysterious world of work. Every turn of the spinner means something different. Play head-to-head and side-by-side with up to six players to complete a wide range of challenges, from Tool Twister to Story Chains, and Unscramble to Disaster Plans.

Complete as many challenges as you can to win more cards than your friends and family and show that you have what it takes to succeed! 

Here’s how to play: 

1. When it’s your turn, step up to the table, and flick the spinner! 

2. The spinner will land on one of 4 categories – Question, Action, Team Play, or All Play. 

3. Complete the challenge on the card to win it. 

4. The aim of the game is to collect as many cards as possible. Whoever has the most, wins! 

Panjango Trumps is unique twist on the classic game that swaps out monster stats for ones about careers! As well ratings on categories such as Brain Power, Social Good or Robot Risk, each of the 50 trump cards also comes with a job description and a fun fact. 

The trump pack also includes cards outlining other fun games and exercises children can play using the cards, and has a blank trump card that can be photocopied so children can create their own career trumps!

The category data has been painstaking researched with input from prominent universities and leaders within industry. We have also worked hard to challenge gender stereotypes in our design work to inspire girls to consider careers where women are currently underrepresented.

Panjango Trumps: Future Jobs Pack

Our Future Jobs extension pack explores 50 weird and wonderful jobs of the future, from Martian Botanist to Memory Surgeon, or Rewilder to Robot Rights Lawyer.

Reviews from the Experts...

 

Reviews from the REAL Experts - the Children!

Panjango isn’t just a fun way to pass the time. Gamification has been proven to increase motivation, engagement and enjoyment of learning. Challenging children to demonstrate skills, rather than to simply recall information, improves critical thinking and reasoning skills, helps children become independent thinkers and shows them they can come up with creative solutions to complex problems. Gamification also raises children's confidence in their learning and their own abilities. Equally, the contextualisation of learning raises aspirations and attainment as young people better understanding the reason for their learning, and how it can be used in life after school.

The current education system offers a 1-dimensional model of knowledge acquisition almost exclusively for the purpose of passing exams. Panjango embeds experiential learning into education, both in and outside of school, offering a 4-dimensional model which introduces the application of that knowledge, skill and character development and real world experience into young people's learning journey. This better prepares young people for life after school by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil their potential. 

4D Learning - our vision is to transform the way the world learns. 

Game Contents

Panjango Trumps 

  • 50 trump cards 
  • two additional games & exercises cards
  • an instruction card 
  • a definitions card
  • a create-your-own trump template

Panjango Trumps – Future Jobs extension pack 

  • 50 trump cards 
  • two additional games & exercises cards 
  • an instruction card 
  • a definitions card 
  • a create-your-own trump template

The Panjango Game 

  • 62 Question Cards 
  • 55 Action Cards 
  • 45 Team Play Cards 
  • 45 All Play Cards 
  • 35 Consequence Cards 
  • Board & Spinner 
  • Sand timer
  • Instructions, Other Games and Job Information booklet 
  • Includes information on 126 different jobs!

When creating the Panjango Game and Panjango Trumps, we set out to create multiplayer tabletop games that are genuinely fun, but more importantly, get children thinking about their future. 

Our games are perfect for school, or the home, with children competing head-to-head and working side-by-side as they explore the world of work, and the knowledge and skills needed in a wide variety of jobs. 

Our team has previously created Panjango for Schools - an online experiential learning platform which contexualised and gamified the school curriculum helped us to see the potential of 4-dimensional learning. The platform, which contains more than 2500 contextualised challenges, has already been used by more than 1000 schools and organisations across the UK and beyond.

Panjango has received an official government endorsement from the Department for Education as well as a considerable number of endorsements from prominent influencers in the political, business and education worlds. 

We have brought together a high-profile and highly-skilled Board of Ambassadors who will champion Panjango and help to launch and grow our brand. 

Your support will help us to…

  • Order our first run of Panjango Trumps and the Panjango Game 
  • Secure distribution partners  
  • Carry out testing and quality control to continually improve our games
  • Manufacture an international version of our games
  • Transform the way the world learns!

Jon Maiden (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer) 

Formerly the Director of an arts education charity and oversaw its rapid transformation and growth including the purchase of a live arts and entertainment venue. Jon had overall responsibility for a staff team of more than 30 and a business operation with turnover circa £750k per annum. Jon also formerly managed a school for blind and multiple-disability children in South Africa and was an Ambassador for Development for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in schools around Poland. As a freelance consultant, Jon has helped to start and grow dozens of social enterprise projects around the UK.

Joseph Leech (Co-Founder) 

Formerly working in the Education Department of Sheffield City Council, Joseph implemented the Government’s Extended Services initiative to raise attainment and achievement across some of the city’s most deprived schools. Joseph holds a postgraduate degree in Careers Education and has extensive experience in careers education delivery and provision, from overseeing specialist strategies to support Looked After Children in Sheffield to conducting a city-wide audit and assessment of careers education provision for learners throughout Leeds.

Naeem Alvi (Chief Marketing Officer)

Naeem is an award-winning brand strategist with over 10 years agency, freelance and in-house experience who has worked with brands like Nike, Adidas, RBS, and Argos to help them define and scale their brands. As the founder of startup studio 'Notepad', Naeem has helped over 30 startups to launch and scale their brands rapidly, both nationally and internationally. His skillset is developing big ideas and making them happen. As Panjango's CMO, Naeem directs the company’s marketing activity and team, to ensure sustainable and predictable growth.

Thomas Watts (Sales & Marketing Assistant) 

A recent graduate of the University of Sheffield, Thomas was offered the chance to work for Panjango as an intern during the final semester of his Global Political Economy MA programme. Having completed his Masters Degree, and excelling during his internship, Panjango hired Thomas to help drive the company’s sales and marketing campaigns. Thomas has previous experience working in schools, from the student-led ‘People’s Politics’ programme organised by students in the Politics department, to voluntary efforts at Ganton Special School in Hull.

Neil MacDonald (Chairman & Investor) 

Chair of Governors at Sheffield Springs Academy, a member of the United Learning Trust, and a qualified Chartered Accountant. After 10 years with KPMG, Neil spent most of his career in international engineering groups Firth Rixson and AES, where he was group CFO. Subsequently has held many non-exec and trustee roles in the public, private and third sectors. Current positions include governor and pro-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University, NED at Pressure Technologies and Sheffield Children’s Hospital and trustee at Museums Sheffield and St Luke's Hospice.

With your help, we’ll make The Panjango Game and Panjango Trumps a reality and put our games in the hands of young people across the UK and beyond.

Please support our campaign, and help us by sharing it far and wide. Together, we can transform the way the world learns. 

Thank you so much for your support. 

Jon and the Panjango Team

Risks and challenges

Our main challenge will be making sure our rewards ship so soon after our campaign ends. However, before launching Panjango, we created a board game called Careers Detectives which we successfully manufactured and shipped to over 500 schools across the UK and beyond. As such, we have an existing relationship with our UK-based manufacturer, which is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games, and have already reviewed and signed off on prototype designs with them. We have also lined up an established fulfilment company to ensure we will be able to deliver by our promised dates.

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