The subject of rules is, still today, taboo for many people around the world. Even though mindsets tend to change, we realize that the rules are still subject to stereotypes and at some ignorance. Many initiatives are developing here and there to change attitudes and one of them has attracted our attention. Daniela Gilsanz and Ryan Murphy, two students from the Providence School of Design in the United States, have developed The Period Game, a Thu of society educative which aims to lift the taboo on the rules and to play down the subject.
The Period Game is a classic board game that is destined for absolutely everyone, young people of all genders and their elders. The rules are explained briefly: this board game is divided into boxes, each of which represents a day of the menstrual cycle. The different stages are illustrated on the board: ovulation, premenstrual syndromes and of course the menstrual period.
In the center of the plateau, a uterus is present and distributes balls to the players each turn. A red ball will place the player on a box "rules", a purple ball sends him to the infirmary and finally, a white ball allows him to advance a box on the board. In his hands, the player has cards that will allow him to counter the PMS, or choose one of the protections available to him (sanitary napkins, tampons, cups, etc ...) according to his situation (normal flow, high flow, wearing a swimsuit, etc ...). The goal of the game is to finally finish the game by always having a protection card in advance.
A relevant way, playful and educational to play down the subject of the rules and make people understand complexity of menstrual cycle, to girls as well as boys. Submitted for financing on Kickstarter, The Period Game project has exceeded its target and is now marketed for $ 39 on the official site Game.
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