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The role-playing game that teaches students how to resolve conflicts before they get out of control!
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  👋Hi there! 

I’m Brooks Gibbs, a professional social skills educator who specializes in preventing aggression at home, on campus, and even online.

You may have seen my online videos where I bring up students on stage to squabble with me and then shut them down effortlessly. 😲 In fact, these videos of mine have amassed more than 250 million views and have been translated into 20 different languages! AMAZING!!! 🙌

As a result, I have received countless messages from parents, teachers, and school counselors around the world.  They've asked me to create a similar game that they can play with students to teach these conflict resolution skills.

This Kickstarter campaign is my response.  My team and I have created an entertaining and educational card game that parents can play with their kids at home, and teachers can play with their students at school. Introducing SQUABBLES: The Game Of Conflict Resolution. 🎉

This fun game is appropriate for all students 6 years old and up.  It’s especially effective for those students who are hyper-sensitive to the mean words and actions of others. The game will teach them why someone is being mean, how to stop it, and how to grow in resilience while protecting their feelings.

Built on the SQUABBLES Theory Of Aggression, this game introduces students to the three reasons why people are intentionally mean.  The SQUABBLES “Triple Threat” diagram illustrates this best.

Why Are People Mean?

  • They Bother to control us
  • They Joke to have fun at our expense
  • They Hurt us because they feel hurt by us

There are two decks of cards in this game: conflict cards and resolution cards. Once you identify why someone is being mean, you will know how to stop the mean behavior and resolve the conflict quickly.

The conflict cards describe a mean behavior. The resolution cards are used to stop the aggression the moment it starts. Students either match with a resolution card  (+1 point) “Prove It” by completing a challenge  (+2 points), or Squabble it out, if they don’t have a match.  The player that loses the squabble, keeps the conflict card (-1 point). The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

Two game lengths allow you to play Squabbles anytime.  The Short Game fits perfectly before bedtime or during a class period.  The Long Game is ideal for family game nights or indoor recess.

Suggested Squabble Styles helps students develop a funny character like Grandma (What did you say?), the Tattler (I’m TELLING!), and the Therapist (and how does that make you feel?).  

Together we can help kids overcome the pain of mean behavior and grow in resilience - all through laughter.

We’ve completed a year of research and testing, now we need your help on Kickstarter to tackle the cost of mass printing the game.  We've created rewards that will help both your family and schools in your community.

Thanks so much for choosing the level of support that works for you! 

Brooks Gibbs & The SQUABBLES Team 

Risks and challenges

KICKSTARTER is a crowd-funding platform that allows us (the supplier) to secure funding for our project. Without this financing upfront, many projects like ours would not be possible. Now that we are fully funded... and still getting orders, there is no risk that we can think of. We have met our goals and will be able to fulfill orders.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Kickstarter does not charge your credit card until October 13th (when our 30-day campaign is over). Also, they do not allow us to collect your email or mailing address until the campaign is over. So even though we are in production and will have the cards ready for shipment before October 13th, we all have to wait for that date to make the transaction and collect your mailing address information. Thank you for your patience as we all wait for October 13th to get here!

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    Just The Game

    Pledge $30 and receive the SQUABBLES card game shipped to you, anywhere in the world!

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    The Social Savvy Student

    Pledge $50 and receive the SQUABBLES Card Game along with the online STUDENT Training Program.

    This is a 10 part video training called SQUABBLES In The Movies- and uses the movies that kids love to illustrate our conflict resolution strategies at work.

    Also included is a discussion and activity guide that grownups can use to ensure the student comprehends and is able to practice the lessons learned

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    The Grownup Game Plan

    Pledge $100 and receive the SQUABBLES card game, the online STUDENT training program, and the online Grownup Game Plan for Aggression.

    This two-hour training program teaches grownups how to intentionally build up the emotional resilience of the students they love.

    Included is our downloadable SQUABBLES Game Plan- which is a super fun intervention tool grownups use when helping a student process aggression and strategize a response to the aggressor. We have gamified the intervention process to minimize the tears and maximize the learning.

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    The Promoter Package

    Pledge $250 and receive 10 SQUABBLES card games- one for you and 9 to give to the friends and families you know need this! (That’s a $50 savings!)

    We will also include the other two rewards: The Social Savvy Student & The Grown Up Game Plan!

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    Single School License

    When you pledge $1,000, you will receive 30 card games (for the teaching staff) and a single school license to share the Social Savvy Student & Grownup Game Plan training (for the students & educators)!

    Imagine how fun class will be when you take time out for interactive Social & Emotional Learning lessons! Every single student will be able to learn simple strategies to manage their emotions and solve their social problems!

    This is a gift that your administration (and especially counseling staff) will LOVE!!!

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    Bring SQUABBLES LIVE to Your School

    Pledge $3,500 and we will send a SQUABBLES certified speaker to your town for one FULL DAY of school assemblies and training. This is an all-inclusive price. All travel costs are included! No additional fees.

    These are award-winning speakers that Brooks Gibbs has personally hand-picked, mentored, and trained. They will present entertaining and empowering presentations that teach students and educators how to be resilient to non-criminal offenses aimed at hurting feelings.

    BONUS: The primary school that brings out the speaker will receive 30 games for their educators. All of the schools that our speakers visit get a single school license for our Social Savvy Student and Grownup Game Plan training programs!

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    Bring SQUABBLES LIVE with Brooks Gibbs

    This is as good as it gets!

    Bring Brooks Gibbs, the creator of SQUABBLES out to speak to the students, teachers, and parents in your community. He will present SQUABBLES live and in-person to as many schools as you can fit into a single day of speaking.

    Brooks is booked out a year in advance, but we have reserved 5 spots in the SPRING of 2020 for this campaign. (USA ONLY) Once these spots are gone, they are gone! This is an all-inclusive price. All travel costs are included! No additional fees.

    BONUS: Each school that Brooks speaks to will receive a single school license with 30 SQUABBLES games.

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