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Put the Brakes on Bullying with Kickstarter!

Put the breaks on bullying by funding the first tier of a three tiered project... The Domino Effect Game!

Put the Brakes on Bullying with Kickstarter!

Put the breaks on bullying by funding the first tier of a three tiered project... The Domino Effect Game!

$631
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31days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 18 2019 3:25 PM UTC +00:00.

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The Domino Effect is a three-tiered project.....board game, a video game app, and a musical production!

I'm a teacher with a heart for kids of all ages. Out game the Domino Effect has been a work in progress for many years. We have seen it work again and again to help kids and teens understand how to get along. 

Several years ago a student named Hezekiah joined my first grade class. He was almost 10 years old..old enough to be in the third or fourth grade. He was placed in the first grade because had never been to a school or had any home schooling. We all welcomed him and showed him his desk and said, "This is your chair, it is where you will sit when you are here at school." Hezikiah looked at me and said, "Why?" I knew the mountains with the caves, streams, trees, and gardens where he was born and lived his first ten years. I knew the reason for his question and I wanted so much to be able to answer with, "I don't know Hezikiah, let's get rid of these hard plastic chairs and go outside to learn and play." That year we all learned so much from Hezekiah. He asked the questions all the children wanted to ask but had been conditioned not to ask.

I learned that the questions Hezekiah asked were exactly what all the students needed in order to motivate them to love learning and, amazingly, to understand why mutual respect is the key to the best chance for everyone to learn at high levels. The answers became a set of foundational elements that turned into a learning game and story! Bullying in the class reduced naturally because the kids learned that bullying not only keeps the victim from being their best, but it prevents the progress of the whole group when we don't have the best participation from each individual in a class or on a team. This was the beginning of the domino effect.

Our prototype is made out of clay and acrylic.
Our prototype is made out of clay and acrylic.

Of all the important training I have received as an educator I count the training I received from my students using these elements the most valuable! These elements that are taught while playing the game have been played by many classes and they work again and again to stop bullying and to build a learning community filled with energy and friendship. We need help making more games and getting it to more kids! We hope you will join us in Putting the Breaks on Bullying with Kickstarter with our game called "The Domino Effect."

Funding the first tier will unlock the funding for the second tier. Funding the second tier unlocks the tier!

The Domino Effect is a board game, a video game, and a musical production!  In order to accomplish this goal we are bringing a team of students and their families together to put the breaks on bullying and build a better world!

Phase One: $170,000... The Domino Effect Board Game is the first tier goal of our project. The game has over 100 pieces. Once the tooling for each piece is set up we will be able to reproduce our game and sell it at a reasonable price to schools and families.  Our goal amount also includes wages for high school students to run 3D Printers and assemble game sets. Once our first 100 games are complete we will begin marketing our game!

The game pieces include:

- Dominos with the traditional numbers plus 18 elements from the periodic table of elements  printed on each side.

- Colorful Footprint Tiles that make a mosaic of events, tell the story of the challenges our  human family has overcome for thousands of generations.

- Conservatory Blocks with the elements of healthy community imprinted analogously with  the elements of the periodic table.

- Bank-and-Ditch game pieces form a circle enclosure around the edge of the board. This replicated a model of the thousands of circle enclosures our ancestors made  all over the Earth. Just like our ancestors gathered to trade, celebrate and learn, the Domino Effect brings us together to take stock of who we are, how far we have come, and how we can help and support one another. Thousands of ancient  standing stone circles around the earth show that our ancient family members  created bank-and-ditch enclosures for community building. Our bank-and-ditch  pieces detail the things we have in common...DNA, our planet Earth and more.

- Score Cards for the Domino Effect are similar to other game score cards where players keep  track of their own points throughout ten rounds of play.

- Coins and Sheep are earned when dominos matching elements that make valuable alloys come  together on a players domino path.

- Bully Prevention Scenario Cards provide opportunities for players to discuss solutions for real life situations where bullying has occurred. They offer chances to build resilience and address bullying responsibly.

- A Full Curriculum, Instruction, and Rule Book explain the different ways the Domino  Effect can be played for varying ages, for family time, and for classroom instruction.  Interesting strategies and engaging team competition increases with each round.  Students have such fun that they don't realize the game is teaching them lessons from the Common Core Education State Standards Initiative.

If we reach our goal of $170,000, we will make 100 games to award to qualifying teams of classroom teachers and parents. They can apply to receive free sets that include the Domino Effect Board Game, instruction book, and curriculum. Our hope is also to gather data for our research-based approach to bully prevention and building healthy learning communities to share with teachers and parents. Other groups who are willing to play the game a few hours a week will also be eligible.

Phase Two-

Once our game production and distribution is down to a science we will launch phase two... the creation of The Domino Effect App and Video Game! While our preference is for kids and teens to play The Domino Effect Board Game together, sometimes it is impossible to get the game or find friends to play with, in these cases we would love for students to be able to play together online.  $40,000 will allow us to create a beautiful app that will share the story of our human family and the ways we have collaborated to overcome challenges generation after generation. With this phase complete, the elements and strategies used to play The Domino Effect to prevent bullying and learn to focus on working together to build a better world can be enjoyed in a board game format and also with friends and teams online....a mentally healthy game to add to the internet.

Phase Three if phase three is funded it would be a dream come true! A book, and a musical play! We are bringing a team of students and their families together to put the breaks on bullying and build a better world! We would be able to share our incredible message in a musical titled The Domino Effect! The story of how humans have been building momentum and overcoming challenge after challenge to achieve better community-building strategies for thousands of generations, is a natural deterrent to the tragedies families and communities face when bullying behavior sabotages and betrays the healthy progress communities and families have made. When we've made great strides toward health and happiness for our friends and family we all have to make it our business to preserve that kind of loving order and caring safety when bully betrayers try to cause harm. Our hope is to share our message of hope and prevention so that the initial needling that bully behavior causes at the outset of unkind and dishonest treatment can be effectively addressed before lives are altered by those that willfully and selfishly push their way on others. We are too good, too wise, and we have come too far as a humanity not to push on into our future with a determination to create a civilization where we all do our best to respect, encourage, and help one another and stop those who refuse to do the same. A team of young people and those young-at-heart who are aware that everything they do and say makes an impact for good or harm will share this three-fold approach.

Kids and teens are dealing with more pressures than ever before as they deal with the normal stresses of growing up and simultaneously navigate the, often dangerous, online world. Developing a game where all of us work to be our best and help others, instead of slaying opponents, is passion for us!

The Domino Effect team is a group of caring people who are aware that everything we do and say makes an impact. Our team is passionate about creating the three phases of the Domino Effect... the game, the app, and the musical play! We hope you will join us and become a part of our Domino Effect team!

With taxes ($7895) and Kickstarter fees the total is $175,500
TheDominoEffectGame.com
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Risks and challenges

We have done our research and training on 3D printers and are degreed educators. There will be challenges to setting up a facility to make and assemble our games but we are familiar with troubleshooting the logistics associated with our goals. We are enthusiastic about the positive outcomes that can come from The Domino Effect!

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