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Fun creative challenges that teach you the basics of product design and biomimicry! Perfect for playing with friends, family or solo!
Fun creative challenges that teach you the basics of product design and biomimicry! Perfect for playing with friends, family or solo!
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Design Objects Inspired by Animals! Quickstarter card game

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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)!

Densters card game - Design Objects Inspired by Animals
Densters card game - Design Objects Inspired by Animals

 

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 Matching game - never ending fun challenges!
The Matching game - never ending fun challenges!

 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 Imagination game - great to play and compete with friends!
The Imagination game - great to play and compete with friends!

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!

The Guessing game - perfect for family fun!
The Guessing game - perfect for family fun!

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!

The full set of Densters - multifunctional toys inspired by animals
The full set of Densters - multifunctional toys inspired by animals

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!

Creative workshops with kids at Imperial College Festival
Creative workshops with kids at Imperial College Festival
Creative workshops with kids at Imperial College Festival
Creative workshops with kids at Imperial College Festival

 

What kinds of things can you design?

Examples of objects inspired by animals, designed by kids
Examples of objects inspired by animals, designed by kids

 

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? :)

Chameleon Tape Measure designed by Lana aged 8
Chameleon Tape Measure designed by Lana aged 8

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!

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  • Designing, prototyping and manufacturing should not take longer than 3 months.
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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.

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    Densters deck of cards

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    A full deck of 36 cards containing 18 Animals and 18 Objects + templates for three creative games to play with your friends or family! All for just £9!

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    2x Densters decks of cards

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    5x Densters decks of cards

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    Five full decks of 36 cards, each containing 18 Animals and 18 Objects + templates for three creative games to play with your friends or family! Five decks for just £39! Great for gifting to friends or for running creative kids workshops!

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    Schools pack - 10x decks

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    Ten full decks of 36 cards, each containing 18 Animals and 18 Objects + templates for three creative games to play with your friends or family or use in the classroom! Ideal for schools, creative clubs or small shops that wish to offer our Densters card game!

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