ToSHe - a board game using only touch, smell and hearing
A tabletop game for blind, visually impaired and sighted kids - so everyone :)
There is no video - for a reason! ToSHe is a tabletop game about having fun without using your sight. It is played by 2-4 players, who can form teams if they like, so it is ideal for kids and adults playing together.
The goal of the game is simple: you have to create a small puzzle on the board from existing tiles. If you create a puzzle in two minutes which takes more than one minute to solve by another player, you win. Of course players can agree on different time limits. The players take turns to challenge each other.
Let's see some examples on how the game works:
You create a short path where some of the tiles smells like vanilla. Your friends have to follow the right path with their noses to reach the exit.
By pinning small plastic buttons in the board, you draw a small picture, like a star, and the others have to figure out what it is using only their touch. They win if they guess correctly before the time runs out.
Your friend makes a short labyrinth from tiles where every piece makes a sound of a different pitch if tapped by your finger. You have to find the correct path using only your hearing!
The puzzles are created from smaller tiles, which can be easily set on the board, connected to each other. Think about the Lego bricks and you will have a good idea about how easy it is to assemble a simple puzzle. The tiles are different in shape and material, and are designed to give very different sensations.
According to the plans, to be easily recognized every tile and button in the game will be Braille labeled, with braille printed instructions about the game and the rules in the box.
Risks and challenges
When ToSHe gets funded, there is a serious amount of testing needs to be done to make sure that the game is safe to use, and it is equally accessible to blind people as well. This takes time, which can lead to delays in the shipping, but we are confident that the given time frame gives us more than enough time to finish the project as planned.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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