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Diem NguyenBy Diem Nguyen
First created
Diem NguyenBy Diem Nguyen
First created
€627
pledged of €22,000pledged of €22,000 goal
12
backers
35days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, January 20 2019 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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keymory is the new educational game for all language lovers. It not only helps to promote language development from an early age but encourages everyone of all ages to learn.

Knowledge in reading, writing and speaking can be improved, as well as training short-term and long-term memory. Furthermore, new knowledge can be acquired.

Just flip the cards over and find triplets!  

keymory consists of 48 cards. Three cards match contentwise, including an image card, with a hand-drawn motif, and two language cards, each in their respective language of interest.

If you start with a new card set, you can play it in learning mode, which shows the words in two languages in addition to the image.

Once you are familiar with the words, you can switch to the normal game mode – just turn the image card around!

You can find useful information, such as pronunciations, grammatical numbers and selected fun facts about the word in the respective language on the back of each language card.

You can start with fewer keymory cards to learn certain expressions more intently.

For increasing the difficulty level, you can place the cards randomly on the table.

We noticed that playing in teams of two can be even more fun, e.g. a mixed team with adults and children.

We recommend keymory for children of school age.

However, our youngest player in the game during the test phase for keymory was only 5 years old and he was able to remember the words, which were read to him, and he could find triplets after only 2 rounds. 

And a note for the adults: You’ll never be too old to play keymory.

The insert cards are interchangeable. Different game categories and languages can be used flexibly to expand your own vocabulary in the new language.

A keymory game set contains 48 base cards made of wood and 48 printed insert cards.

For the first kickstarter goal the following categories and languages are available:

BASIC CATEGORY SELECTION

BASIC LANGUAGE SELECTION

The first level of a category contains selected general terms related to the topic.

Higher levels become more specific and focused on learning a subsection of the topic. They will be released upon reaching the stretch goals. 

You can vote for further categories and languages:

EXTENDED CATEGORY SELECTION

EXTENDED LANGUAGE SELECTION

The 5 most popular categories and the 5 most popular languages will be available to select after reaching the stretch goals.

A keymory card consists of a base card and insert card.

The base card is made of wood – a renewable raw material with its natural property, special haptic and sustainability. Wood is durable and non-toxic. It invites you to explore and stimulates creativity and imagination.

SPRUCE WOOD
SPRUCE WOOD

Our standard wood is the yellowish white spruce wood. It has a nice surface and grain, is bright, friendly and light. Spruce is the most widespread softwood in Europe. Our spruce wood comes from sustainable forest management and is FSC certified. We treat our standard wood only with a natural oil approved for children’s toys without additives, giving it a gold warm tone.

STONE PINE WOOD
STONE PINE WOOD

The first alternative to our standard wood is the stone pine wood. It is a beautiful, soft and fragrant wood. The stone pine grows in the Alps and is being reforested sustainably. Due to the essential oils inside, the scent of stone pine wood has a soothing effect that lasts for years.

Stone pine wood has been known for centuries for its many positive qualities. It has a stimulating, relaxing and anti-bacterial effect.

‘Stone pine wood has been proven to increase our general well-being, our vitality [...].‘

Of course, we leave it untreated so that the special scent of stone pine wood can unfold. Therefore, we suggest playing with clean hands.

The stone pine is a unique soft and rare wood for toys. It requires a gentle treating of the base cards if you would like them without small scratches and marks.

WALNUT WOOD
WALNUT WOOD

The dark walnut wood is a particularly beautiful colored hardwood. It is very robust. Due to its lively surface structure, its individual coloring and grain, the noble wood has its own charm and gives the game a certain elegance.

To protect the surface and display the noble walnut wood, we treat it with a natural oil without additives. The combination of the two produces a rich, deep and natural smell.

All woods are handpicked by us and sourced from selected companies. The stone pine and walnut woods require special selection and care. They are technically more complex and procurement-intensive.

The insert card shows a hand-drawn motif printed on cardboard. The watercolor motifs give the picture cards a special charm. If you wish, individual cards from your personal album can be integrated into your game – a special incentive to give the game a personal touch.

Base and insert cards adhere to each other via magnets. 

A small bonus: The cards also stick to metallic surfaces and can be displayed anywhere such as a fridge.

We come from the fields of architecture and mechanical engineering. We love to work creatively, artistically and mechanically. The idea of integrating art into keymory inspires us. Introducing children to the value of art early on promotes their creativity. Raising their awareness of naturalness, sustainability and longevity through the materiality in today's ‘disposable society‘ is very important to us. Likewise, we put great value on quality and manufacture keymory in Germany for this reason.

Our educational game promotes cognitive development. It shows that learning is simple, informal and fun.

keymory is the combination of material and art, manufactured carefully in Germany and educational meaning.

With keymory we want to support the language development in families and schools. Especially in today’s diversified world, where many children are in contact with foreign languages early on, keymory can promote and arouse interest in languages.

It could be the desire to travel, a good job offer, an escape, an emigration dream, study or something similar why we spend time in other countries. For all of us who want to stay for short or long term in a new country and want to integrate, keymory can help to start learning the new language in a playful manner without any pressure.

That's what keymory is about, it's not meant to completely replace learning a language, but to help launch it.

In addition to the vocabulary, keymory also improves the memory of the players and therefore reduces the other hurdles in language learning.

Together with family and friends, it is much easier and even more fun to find yourself in a new language!

We combine the necessary expertise in CNC production, CAD/CAM, wood processing, crafting and graphic editing. Furthermore, we have a natural affinity to materials and art.

Now it's up to you! We need your support for the procurement of additional and necessary equipment, raw materials and work utensils. This allows us to carry out the production for larger scale while keeping the high quality.

We want to offer a wide range of categories and languages in the long term. Your vote will decide what categories and languages keymory can be expanded next.

As a special thanks, supporters will be named on our website if you wish.

Please send us a message with your choice of basic categories and languages after backing. It will help us with planning the production.

After the campaign we will send you a survey for final changes of your selection.

Upon reaching the next funding level, keymory can be expanded to include more categories and languages.

We want to consider your needs and add additional stretch goals throughout the campaign.

We can‘t do it without you! Bring more people together with keymory and share our project with your families and friends!

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Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

Risks and challenges

We have the necessary knowledge in hardware and software, as well as the skills for artistic implementation. With different prototypes we have tested keymory together with people of different ages to refine the game in detail. The production was carefully planned. If unforeseen events occur, we will do everything we can to comply with the schedule. If this is not feasible, we promise to communicate with transparency and will inform you early about the delay and continue to do everything we can, that you will get your game as soon as possible.

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    DOUBLING THE FUN | 2 KEYMORY

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    'A SPECIAL GESTURE...'

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    'ORIGINAL ART'

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