€618
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backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 1 2018 8:51 AM UTC +00:00.

Sigil of DreamsBy Sigil of Dreams
First created
Sigil of DreamsBy Sigil of Dreams
First created
€618
pledged of €5,000 goal
17
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 1 2018 8:51 AM UTC +00:00.

About

 IN ENGLISH (link en ESPAÑOL)

The princess feels bad. She has decided to meditate but the bad emotions can block her chakras. However if the chakras are aligned in time, the good emotions will flow sweeping away the bad ones. So, do yoga poses! align the chakras! Practice mindfulness to teach the princess how to feel better before it is too late!

Asanakids is a fun board game to initiate the practice of yoga and mindfulness to kids. It is a family game that can be played until 6 players (o even more) from the age of 4 but it can be played alone too.

It is a cooperative game where the players must help the princess too feel better. To achieve this the players will have to do yoga poses (called asanas) and express their feelings. It is a beautiful game with watercolour pictures and mandalas, that nothing has to do with religion and metaphysical believes.

Take a look at what components are included in the game:

The game has four key aspects:  

Fun: First and foremost, Asanakids is a game, so fun and light-hearted time with friends and family is the main purpose.  

Fitness: Doing the yoga poses the players will exercise the body. Don't worry, the poses are thought for beginners. Also see the companion trying to stay in balance on one feet in 'tree pose' can be very fun too, doesn't it?  

Memory: A part of the game mechanic requires to remember the tokens position, so the players stimulate the memory and concentration.

Emotional Intelligence: Another important par of the game is learning to recognise the emotions and express them. Also the players will improve their empathy seeing what the others feel.  

Check how to play Asanakids and see how these aspects are combined during the game:

(You can download the instructions following these links). 

                       

As you can see the game is much more than a card deck or "game of goose" with yoga poses. 

The different aspects of th game have many opportunities. They can be used as and educational tool where you select the difficulty.

Taking a big breath before the pose and then do it is recommended. But you can choose not to do the poses and forget the fitness part of the game. By the other side, you can increase the pose duration as better you do it!

Likewise, you can control the emotional intelligence level of the game. Say out loud the positive and negative emotion is recommended. Then sharing a personal experience associated with that emotion. But if you think this is too intrusive you can just don't do this part. By the other side, sharing experiences will improve your communication abilities and increase the empathy of all!

But we have more ideas!

More languages: We would like to traslate the game to other languages, like german and french.

Bigger cards: We would wish to make 7x11 cm cards instead the poker 6,3x8,8 cm. We are working hard in the illustrations and if the card is bigger it will more beuatiful.

Sequenced poses: There are 4 characters in the game: the princess, the little cat, the boy (an elephant caretaker) and the white elephant. Each character do one pose per chakra (i.e. 7 poses per character). You can use the cards of a character to do a pose sequence fromo card 1 to card 7!

QRs Links: The poses are easy, but do it correctly is very important. We are studing in put a QR code in each card that links to a video. In the video a professional yoga teacher will do the pose of the card. It would be like a yoga class! 

Guided Meditation: Finally, we would like do a step forward to feel the game as a real mindfulness experience. We are planning to use a guided meditation video in the cards with the mindfulness icon. 

All these ideas can improve the game experience a lot. However we will need more resources to apply them. They will be available unlocking the Stretch Goals!

We would like to reach to all people who wants collaborate on Asanakids. Do you want to help us? There are a lot of people who practices yoga, a lot of people who plays board games, and people who are thinking perhaps in starting these hobbies. Sure you know someone in your close circle of friends, don't you? That is why the more people share de project, more spread it will be.

Asanakids in Facebook:

Because face to face is very important, there will be an additional promotional card. It will be exclusive for the kickstarter backers if the facebook post is shared 300 times.

The post is fixed in our Facebook page
The post is fixed in our Facebook page

Asanakids in Twitter:

Because express freely is very important, there will be an additional promotional card. It will be exclusive for the kickstarter backers if the tweet is retweeted 300 times.

Asanakids in more languages:

If we get 200 backers in total who speak German or French, we will include a printed rulebook in these languages.

First crowdfunding goal:

Thought we are optimists and we have worked very hard, the fear of don't get the first goal to create the game always exists. The fear blocks the first charka. Do you want help us to make Asanakids real and unblock the first chakra?

Second crowdfunding goal:

We want to make a beautiful pictures. But working on the 6,3 x 8,8 cm standard size of a poker card makes us angry. However tarot cards size is 7 x 11 cm. Anger blocks the second chakra. Do you help us getting bigger cards for Asanakids and unblock the second chakra?

Third crowdfunding goal:

Asanakids yoga poses are thought for beginners. Thought it provoke us to be ashamed, we think that teaching to do the yoga poses correctly is very important. We would like to make a video to teach how to do the yoga pose correctly. Also we will make a guided meditation for the mindfulness cards. The video will be in internet and you can watch it when you want. However we will put a QR code on the card that links to the pose video directly. Shame blocks the third chakra. Do you want to help us to include these guide videos for Asanakids and unblock the third chakra?

More goals:

To reach to this point would be incredible! but we haver received a lot of suggestions during our playtesting. We would like to add more ideas: more yoga pose cards, more difficult yoga poses, poses in pairs, videos explaining the emotions to children, emotion cards, competitive mode...

In addition, you can take the opportunity to get some add-ons.

Just adjust your pledge amount to include the total cost of the add-ons you'd like to purchase. You will be able to select the specifics of those add-ons post campaign in BackerKit. 

Our mission is to make gaming more accessible. Not only you can get Asanakids for a exclusive kickstarter price, we're doing the best we can to get the shipping cost as low as possible.

Finally I have to say that Asanakids is an own idea, but the project has had much collaboration during its development. Yoga teachers, pedagogues, players associations, expert players, and much more voluntary people who wanted to test it.  

It has been a nice experience to meet as wonderful and voluntary people during the way. The game has a part of them! But you can be part of the project too!. Tell us your opinion, contribution, or simply share it among your familiar people.  

¡Namaste! ¡Thanks to all!

¡Support us on kickstarter!  

(Thanks for sharing and/or being backer of Asanakids)  

-David Santas

Risks and challenges

Asanakids is our second project. Last year we ran a successfully crowdfunding in Verkami. We worked hard and the game was delivered in schedul. Backers were satisfied with the final result. Alos we have learned a lot with the prior project. That's whay we set the timline realistic, with enough leeway to offset any unforeseeable setback.

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