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A trivia game meant to facilitate conversations about sexual health between parents, teachers and teens!
80 backers pledged CA$ 5,065 to help bring this project to life.
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The traditional “talk,” when parents talk to their kids about sex, can be intimidating, awkward, and is all too often avoided. Kids often dread asking the questions they have, and parents often feel they lack the tools and knowledge to address these questions when they are asked, or rely on the schools to address them. 

However, kids who are shy about asking the people they love and trust the most the questions they have about sex are not any more likely to feel comfortable in a classroom full of their peers. The fear of being judged, or even just perceived as weird, can be paralyzing, and often the only way people feel safe discussing these issues is if the subject is brought up by someone or something else. 

With 200 questions (and their answers!) this trivia game is the perfect tool to initiate important discussions about all aspects of sexuality. With subjects like reproduction, general health, gender identity, and sexual orientation, Blush aims to help parents and teachers approach the topic of sexual health with their teens and pre-teens, and to give kids the opportunity to ask the questions they have in an atmosphere of fun and comfort. 

GAME CONTENTS 

Family version: For 3-10 players 

200 questions on 100 cards, 40 voting cards (4 per player), instructions 

Classroom version: For 2-30 students and one facilitator 

200 questions on 100 cards, 120 large voting cards, instructions 

The rewards!

On top of the actual game, we offer a button with every physical reward!

We also offer two educational posters, one which discusses consent, and one which approaches the topic of how to know whether you're ready to have sex, with some rewards (you will have the ability to choose which poster you want if your reward includes only one!)

Stretch goals

We have a few other ideas should our project fund beyond its initial goal!!

At 5000$ : we will add 50 new questions to the game, for a total of 250! 

At 7500$: we will add two educational posters to the existing ones, plus a series of cards illustrating the existing sexual orientations and gender identities! 

At 10,000$ we will add another 50 questions, for a total of 300!

Why Kickstarter? 

We are using Kickstarter to help get this project out in the world because as a small press, we don’t have the funds to print this game in a large enough quantity to really get it out there. With your help, we’ll be able to put this game in the hands of families and educators, and help promote health, education and confidence when it comes to sex and relationships. 

More information 

To find out more about the project: http://www.jeneric-designs.ca/tag/blush/

http://renaissancebookpress.com/boardgames/blush/ 

To ask an anonymous question you would like to see included in the game: http://www.jeneric-designs.ca/blush-a-card-game-2/blush-a-card-game/ 

Risks and challenges

We've researched all of our printing avenues thoroughly and have settled on who will be printing it, the design required is minimal and mostly completed, and we've had the help of the wonderful folks at University of Toronto Sexual Education Centre to fact check our questions, so it should be safe to say that the biggest challenge this project faces is the general culture of shame around sexual health and education, but that is what we are working to change!

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    Online support: get our thanks on social media and our website for your support! (This reward is included in all the other tiers!) You will also receive a printable version of one of our educational posters!

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    Want an educational experience for your classroom? Get a classroom version of the game, 2 educational posters, and a visit form one of our experts! (Virtual visit if outside of Ottawa/Gatineau)

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