Kick­starter cam­paign launched for new fam­ily game

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Jen­nifer Dur­rant

Corky’s Porkys, a new fam­ily board game, aims to teach kids quick count­ing skills and to bring fam­i­lies to­gether.

The cre­ators of Corky’s Porkys re­cently an­nounced the launch of their Kick­starter cam­paign in or­der to raise money to fund the man­u­fac­tur­ing of the prod­uct.

The board game, based off an old farmer’s game, is cen­tered around rolling a pair of dice in or­der to cap­ture the other play­ers’ farm an­i­mals. The fast­paced game fea­tures six an­i­mals tied to in­di­vid­ual teth­ers, and when “Farmer Corky” rolls ei­ther a 7 or 11 on the dice the other play­ers yank their an­i­mals back be­fore the farmer catches them in a cow­boy hat. The game is won when a player has col­lected one of every other player’s an­i­mals.

Corky’s Porkys cre­ator and founder and lo­cal res­i­dent Colt Samp­son said the in­spi­ra­tion to make the game was to help young kids learn quick math skills and get ev­ery­one off their phones and tablets to bring them to­gether. Fur­ther­more, as a re­sult of the count­ing as­pect and hands-on game play, teach­ers have also looked into or­der­ing this game to use in their class­room.

“The end goal of this cam­paign is to get this into every fam­ily’s home,” Samp­son said. “Ev­ery­thing about the game is top qual­ity, and your fam­ily is go­ing to be able to play it for hours on end.”

Corky’s Porkys is in­tended for all ages and can be played by two to six play­ers. The game also fea­tures sev­eral other rules in­clud­ing dif­fer­ent ac­tions for var­i­ous dice com­bi­na­tions, a vet­eri­nar­ian cor­ner to sim­u­late a jail area seen in other pop­u­lar board games, and Barn Bat­tle cards that trig­ger events through­out the game.

Samp­son’s goal with the Corky’s Porkys Kick­starter cam­paign is to reach the $20,000 do­na­tion amount be­fore Jan. 14. The game has also re­cently been fea­tured on Backer Club, a crowd­fund­ing site for se­ri­ous crowd­fund­ing back­ers.

A Kick­starter cam­paign has been launched for a board game de­vel­oped lo­cally that helps kids learn­ing count­ing skills and fam­i­lies have fun to­gether.

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