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gofindit is a treasure hunt game comprising of 32 uniquely designed cards which can be used in any outdoor setting, urban or rural. It can be played by children and adults alike and no two games will ever be the same. There's a world full of fascinating natural objects, big and small out there just waiting for you to gofindit.
Original design and artwork
The logo and card images were all designed in-house by Stuart. We were keen to keep all the words clear and legible to help children who have a lower level of reading whilst also making sure every card is unique, interesting and eye catching. We have worked hard to make sure the artwork on every card visually reflects the word.
The design for the back of the cards is currently a work in progress. We would like to reflect the different things you might find in nature, not just leaves. We are sticking to one colour at the moment to keep the costs down.
The game will be presented in a small branded cotton drawstring bag. Standard tuck-boxes look great, but we've found that for small hands they're not always practical. Our user testing revealed that children found it easier to put the cards back in the bag after the game rather than a box. The bag size is still small enough to fit into a coat pocket, making this the ultimate travel game.
How to play the game
Game play is flexible to fit with the number of players you have and how adventurous you're feeling and there are only two rules.
1. No living things! a worm might well make you say 'yuck', but it probably feels the same about you! Best leave it in the ground.
2. Leave growing flowers for the insects and other people to enjoy!
The following are ways you can play the game;
gofindit fast - Deal five cards to each player (or less if you have more than 6 players). It's a simple race to be the first to find objects that fit each card.
gofindit first - Give the pack a good shuffle and turn over the top card. Everyone looks at the card and then the race is on, the first person back to the base with something that matches the card wins that round and keeps the card. Turn over the next card on the deck and go again. The person with the most cards at the end of the pack (or pre-agreed amount or time) wins the game.
gofindit fantastic fit - Each player gets dealt three random cards. The player must then find one item that corresponds to all three cards. For example a player who picked 'soft', 'round' and 'yellow' could find a yellow flower. The first player back to the base with an item wins.
We work for Sensory Trust, a charity based in Cornwall, UK. We are passionate about nature and the outdoors and we work to break down the barriers that prevent marginalised groups accessing the outdoors. See examples of our work. Last year we set about designing games, activities and resources to encourage children of all ages and abilities to get outside, discover nature and have fun. When we created and started testing gofindit we knew we'd hit upon something special. Children of all ages and abilities connected with the game and started suggesting ways we could improve it and make it more fun and challenging. Over the last six months we have been tweaking, testing and improving the game until we have something that we want to share with the world. This is our first time at crowdfunding but we have ran lots of successful projects connecting a wide diversity of groups with the outdoors. Check out our national project Let nature feed your senses. Your support will not only help us to produce our game, but also enable us to continue our work with people who lack the opportunity or the means to get outside and have fun.
A gofindit cotton drawstring rucksack - the perfect companion to any outdoor adventure, featuring the gofindit one colour logo. (Note: this is just a mock-up of what it will look like)
The poster (84.1 x 59.4cm) will be printed by a local specialist printer just 10 miles away from our HQ. The poster will look great in any bedroom, classroom, Scout hut, outdoor ed centre etc. We will only be making 50 posters and each one will be numbered and signed by the designer. Posters will be shipped in a protective tube.
Get your name (or dedicate it to someone else) on our rule card with a massive thank you for supporting us. Space is limited; so are the rewards!
Become our ultimate fan and get your (or someone you love's) face drawn onto the back of every card. Below is an example of what it could look like. The final card will have 6 faces on and 4 of these are up for grabs.
Why we need your help
We have finalised the rules and 90% of the artwork, but we need a cash injection to take the next step of actually putting the game into production. 100% of funds raised from this Kickstarter will go into production of gofindit. Post Kickstarter we would like to get gofindit into national retailers and educational catalogues.
Review of gofindit
Environmentalist Mark Avery mentions gofindit on his blog
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Note on currency conversions
We know that not every one works in £s so we have indicated the $USD equivalent for pledges to help our lovely international backers. Please note that these conversions were correct at the point of project launch but may differ very slightly to the final amount you are charged.
Risks and challenges
90% of the artwork is ready to go. We're still working on the backs of the cards and if you have any suggestions on how you think they should look we'd love to hear from you.
All artwork and graphic design is done in house, by us so there'll be no delays negotiating with 3rd party designers.
Our chosen card manufacturer is UK based and has quoted us a turnaround time of 3-4 weeks which we have built into our delivery date.
We operate out of a small office full of things like packing tape, printers and people that are willing to help fulfill orders.
So, short of being swallowed by a sink hole, we are confident that we will be able to fulfill all orders and eliminate any risks. We will of course keep you updated every step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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