Game on

Board game to be launched on Thurs­day

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

Life in the Pier will soon be a game - lit­er­ally.

The Pier board game will be launched Thurs­day, July 9, 4-6:30 p.m., at the Pol­ish Vil­lage Hall, Vic­to­ria Road.

An in­ter-faith group has spent the past year cre­at­ing the game. The game has both com­pet­i­tive and co-op­er­a­tive rules, as well as trivia ques­tions about The Pier – its history, its di­verse cul­tures, its peo­ple, and its places. The rules of the game were writ­ten by the group – based on ini­tial work by CBU stu­dents and fac­ulty -- and the trivia ques­tions came from the com­mu­nity. Places on the board are rec­og­niz­able Pier land­marks, past and present.

The aim of the game is be the first player to build three Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity homes while mak­ing sure no player runs out of re­sources. And ap­pro­pri­ately, money raised from sales will sup­port Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Cape Bre­ton Chap­ter. The game will be avail­able for sale for $40 at the launch.

The Cape Bre­ton Chap­ter of Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity will soon be build­ing a new home on Bre­ton St. in Whit­ney Pier for a qual­i­fy­ing fam­ily in need of de­cent, af­ford­able hous­ing. Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity builds mod­est fam­ily homes and sells them with no down pay­ment and zero in­ter­est to work­ing fam­i­lies who don't qual­ify for a reg­u­lar mort­gage. Habi­tat fam­i­lies help with build­ing the homes. Then Habi­tat uses the monthly pay­ments to build another home for another fam­ily.


Shown here are some of the board mem­bers of the in­ter­faith com­mit­tee who worked on The Pier board game in­clud­ing Ni­cole Baker, Theresa Mac­Don­ald, Dianne Kempt, Kim Shep­pard, Donna Shep­pard and Tom Ur­ba­niak.

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