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Spirit-Up!™ is a charmingly goofy, endlessly re-playable card game for self-transformation through FUN. Ages 12 and up, 1-12 players.
65 backers pledged $3,686 to help bring this project to life.
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Hi, I’m Eleanor Yates, creator of Spirit-Up!™, the card game with the mission to spread bright energy far and wide. Imagine a game that EXERCISES noble character traits in a way that is meaningful and yet HILARIOUSLY fun. Spirit-Up!™ is a seriously funny game that shines the radiance of encouragement onto individuals and communities, so they can be their happiest, highest selves during and after play. You will feel like you just struck gold.

Something happened to me while finishing my book, An Artist and the Light: I realized what I loved most in 22 years as an itinerant muralist, were the goofy games we played after painting, the meaningful conversations we had at meals, the feeling of community, and the bright-energy celebrations. I now realize that my life mission is to SPREAD BRIGHT ENERGY far and wide—to help people be their happiest, most fulfilled selves. I just want everyone to be happy. And I want this because joy inspires us to share our unique, loving, and meaningful gifts to help this challenged world.

The idea for Spirit-Up!™ was born after discovering a study by Dr. Karyn Purvis, which stated that we grow synapses (learn new things) 30 times faster while PLAYING. WOW! We can super-learn with a game! Instantly, my mission clarified itself. Ideas for Spirit-Up!™ came pouring in, and I have spent every day since developing and streamlining this game.

Our new company of uplifters, in Joy in Light Ltd., have the passionate mission to inspire power-praising bliss talkers, energy-raising movement, heart-connecting motivation, and positive self-belief in everything we produce. We believe we can live from our highest selves—from inspiration and happiness, with laughter and fun. And this game is here to empower us all, through play, to give our hearts and voices to our higher spirits and be our happiest selves. Let’s evolve into more kind, compassionate, beautiful and helpful people on this earth! Let’s be magic, not tragic!

Spirit-Up!™ has such a significant utility for the human condition. Each of the seven types of cards help us evolve and expand through laughter, peppy pep-talks, heart connection, zany dance and movement, through compliments, wishes, gifts, and secret personal assignments, just to name a few. And self-transformation occurs 30 times faster than mere forced cheer!

Spirit-Up!™ has frenetic, game-changing action as well as moments of loving contemplation and gratitude. These are cards FOR humanity, FOR authentic kindness, FOR having crazy fun in a safe circle of trust. This is not an escape—it is a state-changer, a life-changer, it is actually a transformative experience allowing people to rekindle their natural joy of living. What’s so amazing is that during and after Spirit-Up!™, the genuine grinning and laughing, encouraging and feeling confident continues into life, inspiring more great days, ways, and words.

Play itself transports us to a world that is safe and enchanting, where it is possible to be better than our best selves. Plato and Einstein believed in play as a force above all culture, for it created culture. Plato said that we learn more about another person in one hour of play than a year of conversation. Just imagine what you will learn in an hour of play devoted to BRIGHT JOY! Let’s use the rapture, focus, and alertness of play to create transformative energy.

Everyone knows the Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated. No more investing precious time into negative mindsets that love arguments, complaining, and hurting others and the self. Let’s not let human nature and emotional weather get the better of us; let’s not let our minds wander until our default falls to criticism. It is of utmost importance to practice praise and positivity, to become catalysts for bright, shiny, uplifting change. Spirit-Up!

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    Pledge $28 or more About $28

    Spirit-Up!™ full card game.

    Spirit-Up!™ is a charmingly goofy, exhilarating, endlessly re-playable card game for encouragement, laughter, and self-transformation. With a simple set-up and only two rules (no deflecting compliments and no criticism of self or others), this game is a delight for parties, families, community groups, and even on your own.

    Warning: Playing Spirit-Up!™ brings on light-heartedness and increased confidence, opened hearts, community spirit, laughter, and friendships. Joy is inevitable. Side effects are sizzling off stress, beaming up to balance, transcending lower selves, activating our highest potential, building UNITY, and having copious amounts of FUN.

    Created for ages 12 and up, 1-12 players, the game set includes 72 Play cards, 72 Lucky-Stars, 12 Manifesto cards, one Lucky bag, and the instruction booklet.

    Be a catalyst for bright, shiny, uplifting energy. Live with laughter and power-praises. Empower yourself and others with Spirit-Up!™—it feels like you just struck gold.

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    Spirit-Up!™ and extra Lucky-Stars pack!

    For those of you who have played and love, love, love the Lucky-Stars, we have created a reward just for you. If you pick this pledge amount of $35, you will get the entire game with an extra FULL set of Lucky-Stars. This is 72 cards with compliments/wishes/praises for joy and fun. Each of the 144 sides has its own unique artwork, all designed by Eleanor E. Yates. Now you can brighten days everywhere you go! Give one to a waitress or the lady working at the Post Office! Put one into a letter to make it extra special. Hide one in a book at the library! Spread the love!!!!

    Includes:
    • 12 Manifesto/ Shine-Time Cards
    • 72 Lucky-Star cards
    • 72 Play Cards
    • Instruction Booklet
    • Lucky tote for the game set
    • An extra set of 72 Lucky-Star Cards
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    3 Spirit-Up!™ games for only 75$!

    We are so happy to announce that our campaign has been marching steadily along to a full 61%! We really appreciate the support you all have given so far! With $1315 to raise in only 14 days, we realize that we need to speed up the march and sell at least three games a day. So, for the next 7 days, we are adding a special new pledge option: You can now get 3 games at a discounted price of $25 each. You can now get one for your joy and two for beautiful, transformative gifts. Guaranteed delivery in plenty of time for Christmas! This is a great way to help us reach our goal, while also saving you a lot on the shipping costs (especially for those of you in countries outside the U.S.A.). Please forward this link to your friends and remember, it’ll feel like you just struck gold! Please message us if your country isn’t listed and we will add it. Thank you!

    Includes:
    • 72 Lucky-Star cards
    • 72 Play Cards
    • 12 Manifesto/ Shine-Time Cards
    • Instruction Booklet
    • Lucky tote for the game set
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