Recently, Holly and I were contacted regarding a game on Kickstarter. For one thing, it was exciting to know that someone saw one of our posts (TableTop Day Game Recommendations) and thought we might be a neat place to advertise their game. On the flip side, it is a risk to go out there and promote something you can’t really vouch for.
That’s the great thing about Kickstarter, I guess. Nothing happens until the project hits its goal – so you’re off the hook that way, I guess. So here’s the game:
This one was interesting to me on a few levels. For one, I am interested in the idea of gaming in education, and the whole new field and idea of Gamification. And Education has been a big issue we’ve talked about and been involved in, as well as a focus of the Feminist Friday posts lately. For another, board games are on our minds because of the upcoming gaming convention we’re anticipating helping form in town. And being asked is a powerful motivator!
So while I can’t vouch for the game, and I haven’t played it, I will say I have backed it. I backed it at the “one for you, one for a buddy” level, which allows us to donate one to the gaming convention’s lending library, as well as have one for ourselves!
Oh, and one last thing, more on this later: here is the site for the gaming convention!