We hope you’ll support our sponsor for today, Eric Wight’s Beastie Bash! Kickstarter project. Eric wants to bring his new kid-focused card game to production, and to as many families as possible. Read on to learn more:
Beastie Bash! is a family-fun card game that inspires imaginative play and will have parents laughing as much as their kids. It’s also a creative, problem-solving activity for educators who understand that the world needs innovators, not fill-in-the-bubblers.
I’m a single dad of a son and daughter, and there’s nothing I love more than game nights with my kids. I also make children’s books for a living, so encouraging imaginative play is as important to us as eating our vegetables. The combination of these passions inspired me to create a card game of mismatched mischief called Beastie Bash!
a mermaid / robot
a ninja / unicorn
a pirate / pizza chef
a narwhal / secret agent
a goblin / squid
Gather the most Beasties before everyone runs out of cards to make the largest bash and win the game!
A feature of Beastie Bash! that I am most proud of are the hidden learning elements. My daughter was diagnosed with Dyslexia this past fall, and as I designed the prototype I realized that it could be a fun tool to help her improve her reading and math skills. We play it for hours and it doesn’t feel like homework to her. Plus, by mixing up the card, the text continually changes giving her a variety of reading practice. For my older son who’s a wiz at math, we simply multiply the points instead of adding them to make the game more challenging.
I hope you and your kids have as much fun playing Beastie Bash! as I had making it!