A new card game with creative missions to match objects and animals and design new inventions. Fun to play with friends and family or use as an educational game in the classroom. You can even use it alone, as a tool to stimulate your creativity! The Densters game is a great way to develop design thinking skills and learn the basics of biomimicry (bio-inspired design)!
So how does it work?
There are three different games you can play with the cards:
The Matching game - Take an Object. Identify a suitable Animal. Design your new invention!
The Imagination game - Take an Animal card. Look at its features and design an object using them. Earn points for every feature used. Reveal the animal and redesign your object to match its look!
The Guessing game - Is a new take on Pictionary. Pick a random Object card and a random Animal card and combine them into a new invention, then let other players guess what you made, and guess the other’s designs! You earn points for good designs, but also for guessing well!
Downloadable/printable templates will be included with all decks for free!
Plus! We're developing more games, which you will be able to play with these cards! We will make the new game templates available for free to all backers!
How was the idea for the cards born?
We’re Kidesign, a creative toy/game design studio from London. When we created the Densters toys, we got lots of inspiration from nature and animals! This sparked the idea to create a card game based around that!
After a year of development, dozens of workshops, hundreds of young testers, we're super excited to share it with the world and offer it to everyone interested in design and creative games! The design is ready, so we're launching it on Kickstarter in order to collect funds for printing and production!
What kinds of things can you design?
Creative, educational and fun! Perfect for playing with your friends, family and even solo!
So will your - chameleon tape measure - be the next great invention? :)
About the creators
Kidesign is a creative studio specialising in educational games, toys and activities for children. Our products include den-building toy monsters, a 3D printing city-design project for schools and workshops at museums such as V&A, British Museum and Serpentine. Since 2010 we have worked with thousands of kids, hundreds of schools and all major museums and galleries in the UK and beyond. Our mission is to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and creatives and to contribute to making the world a better place.
We hope you like our new game and thanks in advance for supporting it!
This project is part of #Quickstarter
Quickstarter is a series of campaigns with a simple brief that has to be fulfilled in a short amount of time. Each of them follows the same criteria:
- Designing, prototyping and manufacturing should not take longer than 3 months.
- The campaign has to be under 20 days.
- The funding goal has to be below £1,000.
- The reward has to be offered under £20.
- The video has to be shot in 1 day.
Risks and challenges
The design for the game is complete. We identified the best cards printer in the UK and made a sample. All we need are the funds to start production. If we raise our target, which covers production and shipping costs, there are no risks involved as card printing is a fairly straightforward manufacturing process and delivery shouldn't cause any problems as they can fit into standard large envelopes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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