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CA$ 479
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 19 2015 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

This Box contains 4 Study Games that have been classroom tested and proven to motivate kids between the ages of 5 and 11 to take an interest in their school work. They are simple, but effective, and they are designed to easily transfer in any School Subject for this age range, so that kids review the subject naturally as they play, and of course since kids play to win, they are motivated to take an interest in the subject.

This Box is Packed to the brim, Game Pieces are printed on thick Chipboard and Over-sized Playing Cards, all Produced by a Professional Board Game Manufacturer with High Quality, Environmental Conscious Materials.

Prototype Built to Scale to Give an Idea of Just How Much your Hungry Minds Study Games Box will Contain.
Prototype Built to Scale to Give an Idea of Just How Much your Hungry Minds Study Games Box will Contain.
The box incorporates adjustable angled sides that allow for the amazing artwork to be fully appreciated.  Always a favorite for kids!
The box incorporates adjustable angled sides that allow for the amazing artwork to be fully appreciated. Always a favorite for kids!

A mix of two things: a classic memory game and the old expression - an elephant never forgets.

Game 1
Game 1

How to Play Elephants Never Forget...Well Sometimes Slideshow:

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Inspired by the traditional game, categories, with a fun twist and incorporation of frogs and flies. Designed with the option of reviewing 1 to 4 subjects or skills at a time.

Game 2 Includes
Game 2 Includes
Game 2
Game 2

How to Play Fly Snap Slideshow:

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Inspired by a few different board games such as Shark Attack, and Up the River, this is a fast-paced game of questions and answers; sink or swim. Students must answer correctly to avoid being eaten.

Game 3 Includes
Game 3 Includes
Game 3
Game 3

How to Play Ocean Chase Slideshow:

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The box transforms into a beautiful and exciting two-level board game that uses all sides of the box to create a fun Island game in which monkeys must answer questions to pass obstacles and "bosses", past booby-trapped ruins and make it out of the jungle back to the beach.

Game 4 Includes
Game 4 Includes

 And 1 Awesome Two-Level Game Board, with bosses that players must outsmart to pass!

Game 4
Game 4

How to Play Island Escape Slideshow:

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3 Easy Steps for all Games

This Box contains my 4 most popular games, each Classroom Tested and Kid Approved, and includes everything needed to play them. They are SIMPLE but EFFECTIVE and easy to learn and use.

  • 1. Choose Study Subject/Homework Material
  • 2. Copy Questions from Material on to the included colored Sticky Notes
  • 3. Place Sticky Notes onto the Game Cards, Shuffle and Play

That's what makes them unique to any other table top games on the market. You can take any school subject, transfer it into 1 of the 4 games included, and play. The games are fun and kids really get into them, and all the while they are reviewing the subject and practicing the desired skill as the play.

I can say that honestly because I developed these games organically as I supported kids in skill development throughout my career as a(n):

  • English as a Second Language Instructor (China, Mexico, Toronto)
  • Homework Club Support Worker
  • Tutor
  • Elementary School Child and Youth Worker

And I've been privileged to work with some great kids that struggled with school. Many of whom had a learning disability, were learning a new language or had a diagnosis that impeded their learning, such as Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, Oppositional Defiance Disorder. They also worked great for kids with Social Anxieties and Difficult Behaviour - because it took something they viewed as dull and routine, and made it fun. And what kid doesn't like to have fun when they can?  

Also Included in the STUDY GAMES Box

● 1 Die (Hungry Mind ™ Pink)

● 6 Pencils (Black, 3 inches, with eraser)

● Hungry Mind Study Games Official Blank Work Pad

● 8 Neon Stick Note Pads - In 4 Neon Colors: (Game 1: Pink, Game 2: Green, Game 3: Blue, Game 4: Orange)

● Electric Timer (great for adjusting the time limit to what suits the game or student)

● Sticky Tack pack (proven way for engaging groups by sticking questions and game pieces to walls - Classroom tested!)

● "Hungry Mind" Large Eraser (Will look a lot like this but with the distinctive mouth and eyes of our "Hungry Mind"

● 4 "Sack Lunches" with "Hungry Mind" Logo ((black, draw string bags to hold each games' pieces - Ready 2 Go)

● 3 Stickers with our "Hungry Mind" on them (In 3 Colors - Hungry Mind neon Pink, Black, White) (great for mirrors, binders, helmets, skate/snow/surf boards or anywhere)

● Study Question Saver - Save the sticky notes with your written questions/answers in this compact folder. This will come in handy. The Study Saver holds at least 20 Games worth of sticky notes. (see below: first picture of outside of closing folder, followed by picture of inside folder)

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

1.) Manufacturing

Problem:

The ideal situation was to have this product produced in North America, in order to keep it local, contribute to job creation and the economy. After doing extensive research and weighing options, it was found that it was simply not feasible to do this at this stage in the game.

Solution:

I was happy to find a couple great companies that have manufacturing plants overseas where fair wages and work place safety along with environmental impact are as much a concern as their high product quality.

2) Global Distribution

Problem:

The reality of shipping a product overseas to and from any country is that both the business and the consumer will have to pay for it. It’s just more expensive the longer a product has to travel, not to mention fuel being used.

Solution:

I took to the Internet, and again was reminded of what a great age it is for business start ups as there was a surprising amount of info and reviews on this subject. There are global order fulfillment companies that have exactly what I was looking for (warehouses worldwide, concern for environmental impact in packaging, and user friendly integration) and do it very well. This really helped with shipping costs for customers, as it shrinks the distance between the warehouse and customers, which minimizes cost for them also. We are now happy to include all countries on the kickstarter mailing list as a result, for reasonable prices, at not much more than it would be for those of us living in North America.

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