We have seen previously how important it is to openly talk and teach about Sexual health to young generation with the help if IT KIT (enter link). Today, we are going to talk about THE PERIOD GAME, A board game to teach Compassion and Care and destigmatize the Period Education. This game teaches about menstruation in a fun, engaging way. Games are for 2-5 players and take approx. 20-30 minutes to play.
The period game started in 2014 as a college project by Daniela Gilsanz and Ryan Murphy at Rhode Island School. In the class of “Design and Play”, the goal was to make a game on Human Body. Their idea was to create a play experience through the game for the topic often uncomfortable to many. From Pads to Tampons to Menstrual cups. This award winning game helps you talk about it all without feeling any kind of awkwardness by making it super fun. It’s great for Schools, cool parents, friends to learn a little in the most entertaining way.
The main game board consists of major life changing pivots, the most important PUBERTY, a roughly four week BIOLOGICAL CYCLE, a PERIOD CYCLY, different PMS symptoms, and finally different types of PERIOD FLOW. The center most piece is inspired reproductive system i.e. – Ovaries, it drives the game play the same way it drives the biological clock in every female body.
There are total 24 marbles, 3 – Red, 8 – Clear and 1 – Purple in each side of the ovaries, that helps you move forward/ get your period / leak. There are 5 player pieces shaped like, Tampon, Pad, Menstrual cup, Super tampon and periods undies.
There are also 11 PMS cards that show different symptoms and also teach you how to handle your Pre Menstrual Syndromes. 4 types of period protections cards with Pads, Tampons, Super tampons and Menstrual cups. 4 wild cards with different types of super power you need to handle the periods and finally an educational booklet to give you more information about menstruating reproductive system.
The goal of the game is to finish the whole 4 week rough cycle and be the period master, on your way you learn about different changes, how to handle them, how to provide comfort, and understand it’s biological importance of each step and finally reach the master place in life as well.
Start the game by twisting the ovaries and get one colored marble and move on the board accordingly, to 4 types of places (Waiting, PMS, Periods, Ovulation) each place on those four stages show events in life that every girl goes through, what items to use in those situation, and how to calmly handle upcoming challenges. Fun learning experiences are made a board game to teach Compassion and Care and destigmatize the Period Education.
Edited by – Jesal Patel