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Welcome to Family Values. We're so excited about our game and about bringing families closer together through effective communication! Find out more about our game and our mission below!

Why We Made Family Values

Family Values was created to inspire more cohesive and effective dialogue between families in a fun and engaging way. Technology has created such a disconnect between parents and children. We're more attached to our mobile devices than we are to the demands and needs of our families. We wanted to change this. After years of working with families during individual/group parent coaching sessions, and workshops – Family Values was born. 

Parents are facing increasingly challenging times. We are sometimes unable to interact with our children in substantial ways. There are increasing gaps when children go off to college and it only grows as times go on. We wanted to help families become closer and ask questions to each other that open up true dialogue. How we strive to help improve those relationships is through Family Values: The Game that Gets Families Talking.

Perfect for 2-10 players, ages 10+, the game is divided into four question categories: Life & Relationships, Family History, Common Knowledge, and Moral Compass. We also created Action Cards like Gamble, Pirate, and Skip that can be used to bring more excitement to the game.

The Game

Category Cards

  • Moral Compass
  • Common Knowledge
  • Family History
  • Life & Relationships

Action Cards

  • Reverse - this card switches the order of the game. Game time!
  • Skip - this card skips the next player in rotation! Oops...
  • Gamble - this is the one Action Card that can be played after the question is read. It allows the player to throw out the question being asked to them. 
  • Pirate - this card allows a player to take an action card from another player and add it to their own hand. Uh oh!
  • Repeat - this card allows a player to be asked two questions back to back. A chance for more points!
  • Double - this card doubles your points!

How to Play

Question Cards

 

The Creator

Family Values was created by Kumari Ghafoor-Davis a.k.a. Coach Kumari. A graduate of Columbia University’s NYC School of Social Work , she has worked with children and families since 1993 in direct practice, as a Program Manager, Director of Programs, and Administrator for children in foster care, shelters for families and in the prison system halfway houses.

She is the founder of Optimistic Expectations, established in 2008, which has a vision of offering services to promote family cohesiveness and effective communication between parents and children. Coach Kumari has also written and published "Real Talk: Ten Parenting Strategies to Raise Confident Successful Children" and is the creator of the curriculum, "Powerful Parenting on Purpose."

Her most impressive credential: she is a mom with two amazing children, Ethan and Kumar and a wonderful husband, Gerard.

While working with families, many parents would bring up the fear of having certain conversations with their children. Some would talk about the looks they would get from their children when they would want to talk about drugs, sex, having morals, their social circles, being bullied, etc.

 Coaching Presentations/Sessions

Parent Workshops:

  • My Crazy Life - Balancing Parent Responsibilities 
  • Communication is Key: Getting our Children to Engage
  • Did They Slip Through the Cracks - Effects of Divorce on Children
  • Bullying: The Epidemic
  • And more to choose from

Professional Development:

  • Cultural Competency
  • Using Emotional Intelligence with Our Students
  • Helping Our Students Make Better Decisions
  • Building Self Esteem in the Classroom
  • And more to choose from
Student Workshops:
  • Character/Integrity Building
  • Mean Girls: The Drama of Being a Girl
  • Teen Dating/ It's All About Relationship
  • Do You Have a Successful Mind?
  • And more to choose from

 Families Testing our Prototype!

Friends Can Play Too!

Production Timeline

 Thank You!

Risks and challenges

When launching a Kickstarter project, we know that there are many risks and potential challenges. Production delays, budget allocations, etc. That is why we have sought to mitigate these potential delays with our due diligence in prototyping, securing supplier relationships, and making conservative estimates with our budget and timeline.

Prototyping
- We have utilized extensive research to create the game cards, analyzed other games to create awesome game rules while providing flexibility for adapting game play. We have also tested our game prototype with multiple families to improve the family experience. We're confident that our current game will create tremendous benefits for families.

Production Timeline
- We have researched, contacted, and tested multiple suppliers for our prototypes and received multiple cost and time estimates for full scale production. After months of communicating back and forth, we have landed on an appropriate supplier who we feel confident in. We are ready to go!

Budget
- We have sought to find the most cost effective designers and suppliers for our game. We have also made our funding assumptions with Kickstarter and shipping fees, and reward level production costs in mind. We're confident that our funding estimate is on target with what it will take to deliver you a great product.

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