Just put yourself in a kid’s shoes. It’s a dream to go to school in order to play. We actually made this dream come true by creating an educational board-game through which pupils can play and learn at the same time. It may be true that repetition is crucial for learning, but who would want to repeat a school-class? Yet playing the same game twice is not the craziest thing to do. Every time you play an educational game you extract more knowledge out of it, you observe more details, and you get curious to receive more answers. That is how you might want to grow and learn when you’re a kid, without even noticing that you are growing or learning.
As soon as we realized how important games are for transmitting knowledge and how much alternative educational tools are needed in schools, we took the challenge to create CUiB - a board-game for primary-schools. It was indeed a challenge in many respects: to preserve the relevance of the knowledge transmitted in class, but at the same time to simplify; to combine the excitement of winning a game with teaching the value of cooperation; to produce a game when you are not among the consecrated game-producers; and even to get your friends and relatives to play-test the game in order to perfect it.
We developed and produced our initial 50 games thanks to a small European grant and we donated almost all of them to several schools in Romania. We kept just a couple of games with which we participated in several events in Brasov, Bucharest and Berlin. We got invited to play in more schools and in other organizations engaged in educational activities. We gained new members in our team. We took a small step every day. And more steps are still to be taken. Stay tuned!
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