A board game I designed and illustrated for Spel op Maat and Stichting Jeugd Nu to stimulate conversation and knowledge about the rights of children (age 6 to 11/12). The core of the game consists of 4 different types of questions. The questions on blue cards test knowledge, those on green cards ask an opinion, with red cards a dilemma is presented and on yellow cards there are personal questions. There are no wrong answers, just opportunities to think, listen and talk to each other.
It was very important and very difficult to strike the right tone. The goal is not only to communicate what the rights children have, but which duties come with those rights. For instance, the right to choose your own religion comes with the duty to respect other peoples choices… The game consists of 80 question cards and 20 grey goal cards which allow a player to collect points and to move over the game board. The game board highlights the Dutch City of Rotterdam, well at least parts of it.
Pictured here are some random cards.
In blue: What do you want to be when you grow up? In green: When do you respect someone? In red: Do you think it is important to dress like everybody else? In yellow: Do you like to help out? In grey: Go help your grandma wash her car.