As an art therapist and elementary school counselor, I'm often looking for innovative ways to engage with children in play that gets them thinking. One issue I've often come across with a lot of kids is the tendency to distort situations into "all good" or "all bad." I would find that one negative incident in the day could throw a child's entire day off, and cause them to see things from a an entirely negative perspective.
"Fact or Fake" is a game that challenges cognitive distortions that can occur by asking if certain statements sound like factual ones or examples of all-or-nothing thinking. For example, during the game, "Things ALWAYS go wrong" is one of the potential phrases that may be presented to the player, who then has to decide is this FACT (a reasonable statement that could be true) or FAKE (a distortion). As they move around the board, they are presented with a variety of scenarios and statements to help them challenge their perceptions and respond to situations in ways that are more realistic.
In addition to this game, I've also created a book for kids that encourages discussion about how to approach situations with realistic expectations and to make the best of them: "Spencer the Not-So-Speedy Snail" is a great companion to this board game, and can be included as an add-on reward in your "Fact or Fake" donation.
Risks and challenges
This might be a difficult goal to achieve simply because I am making such a small batch of game...And small batch equals higher costs. The goal here is to be able to fund a small number of copies, and hopefully to pave the way for future editions.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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