Children will love learning 4 top coding skills with the whole family, friends and class mates! Trade screen time for family time with the multi-player Which Way? coding board game. Who can help Messy Monster (from CBeebies TV show, Messy Goes to OKIDO) to visit all his friends across the map first?
"Currently it is believed to be the only game of its kind which is suitable for pre-school children."
"The tech age demands digital skills and parents are keen to access some of these skills through screenless activities."
—Tech Age Kids
"It helps youngsters develop ‘computational thinking’ incorporating planning, problem solving, coding and testing skills."
"It's easy to get the kids in front of this board game."
"This is one game your kids will love and it is a great way to introduce them to coding."
The STEM sector is growing rapidly however the current education systems are not moving quickly enough to meet demand. Curricula are out-dated and many schools may not possess the funding to invest in new technology and specialist teachers.
It is important to expose children to STEM subjects from a young age in order to show them that STEM can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities.
At the same time, children and their parents are growing increasingly more attached to mobile devices and the social networks, endless information streams and addictive games they support.
Enter the Which Way? Game! Our new and exciting board game: It's UNPLUGGED—no screens needed, it's FUN—no words needed, it's STEM—the future skills our children need!
Playing a fun game is a rewarding way to spend quality time together, learning new skills and communicating with one another.
Open the box:
Take everything out and lay it out on the table. Place the magnetic tiles face down and each player takes one in turn. Whoever picks up the pink piece first goes first.
Spin the Mission Wheel:
Spin the wheel to discover your mission. The challenge is to help Messy reach the destinations defined by the mission. This is the first coding skill: Define the problem.
Plan your route:
Using your finger, trace Messy's fastest route across the map to the destinations defined by the mission. This is the second coding skill: Plan the solution.
Build your path:
Construct your path by placing the magnetic tiles onto the grid. Make sure the black road lines up! This is the third coding skill: Code the program.
Test your path:
Switch on the self-driving Okidoodle car and place it at the Start position. Will it drive all the way to your set destinations? If yes, then your mission for this round is complete! If no, then you must go back and fix your path! This is the fourth coding skill: Test the solution.
Record your score:
Keep track of your progress by ticking off the friends Messy has visited on the scoreboard. The first player to reach all destinations is the winner!
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Our Education Director, Mrs. Havercroft
Our brilliant Education Director, Mrs. Christine Havercroft has a lifetime of experience as a primary school teacher and head teacher in schools all over the world. She is also a proud mother and grandmother!
Christine has been an integral part of the development of the Which Way? Game, ensuring its educational value and child-friendly design.
What do kids think?
Watch the adorable new gameplay demo by Little Boo:
What parents are saying?
What do you think?
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Help us reach our goal of £15,000!
We are aiming high to help children from all around the world to have fun, while they develop important skills for their future. You can join us by choosing one of our reward packages outlined below.
The Essential Coding Kit
Since we made it past our goal and hit £20,000 we are introducing a new and exclusive Lite version of the Which Way? Game. We are offering it at a lower price of £20 making it the ideal choice for travel, gifting, home schools and classrooms.
But most importantly it's Future Cities themed, adding another level to the OKIDO World theme.
Thanks to all your suggestions, we have chosen to bring out new board themes if we can reach the new stretch goal of £30,000. Check out the Mars and Rainforest World themes that we've already designed:
Do you have a crazy idea for a new board theme? Or another awesome stretch goal? Write to us! We'd love to hear from you.
The Which Way? coding board game has been designed and developed by OjO, a pioneering toy company who specialise in fun and educational toys and activities, in partnership with OKIDO, the arts and science children's magazine whose mission is to build the next generation of scientists through creativity, discovery and fun.
The Which Way? coding board game features friendly animated characters from the popular children's Cbeebies show Messy goes to OKIDO, aired on the BBC.
The OjO and OKIDO teams are a passionate, hard-working bunch! Our shared vision is to inspire young children today to learn through exploration and discovery. We do this by developing and promoting fun STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) for kids.
Our teams include people from 9 different countries, speaking 8 different languages, aged from 24 to 65. Some of us are parents and even grandparents! Our expertise include everything from 3D design and illustration to computer programming and data science. We are so excited to share with you all of our hard work and creativity, and can't wait to inspire even more children to become life-long learners!
Together we have built and tested countless prototypes, having fun and learning along the way with our chief product testers—kids, parents and teachers. Now we are ready to bring the Which Way? game to YOU, the Kickstarter community!
We would not have been able to launch this game in 8 months without all the dedication of our super team, working hard to make the game as amazing as it can be!
We plan to ship in JULY 2019.
Join us on our future adventures! You can keep in touch with us through the Kickstarter platform, our websites or social media channels listed below.
Thank you for checking out our campaign. Support us by making a pledge—even £1 is worth it for us—and share our campaign with your friends and family!
Health & safety
As this is a game for children, safety is of paramount importance to us. We have ensured that all our products are compliant with EU Toy Safety Directives through extensive product testing here in the UK.
Every aspect of the Which Way? game, from packaging to the components, is tested by The Northern Testhouse Ltd. They are specialists in ensuring that the safety of children's toys are in accordance with EU Directives such as EN71, General Product Safety Directive 2001/95EC and Toy Safety Directive 20D9/48EC, enacted in the UK as the Toy Safety Regulations, 2011.
These are regulatory and legal requirements that all toy manufacturers retailing in Europe are required to fulfill.
Please ensure you read the safety labelling as our game may require parental supervision.
Risks and challenges
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We’ve made and tested many samples of the game with children, education experts and safety labs to ensure it's safe, suitable and practical for young children to play with.
We are working with a trusted manufacturer that came recommended to us to produce the game. We maintain open and friendly communication, with a team member on site to ensure timely delivery and swiftly deal with any issues that might arise.
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We will start shipping the Which Way? Game as soon as the first batch is complete!
We promise to keep our backers updated about any issues that may occur that could impact the date of delivery. Please check this site for updates.
Please note also that you will be responsible for any customs duties, fees and import taxes applicable to your region.
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Should you experience any problems with the game, send it back to us. We’ll happily replace any missing or faulty parts and send you a new one free of charge.
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