Sure, Scouts play games. But there’s a point to it.
Scouts in Utah working on the Game Design merit badge created a fun family board game that employs strategy and luck in an addictive way. Now their Scoutmaster is turning to Kickstarter to bring their game to the world.
The game is Walls. As described on Kickstarter, up to six players try to race through a maze toward the finish line. But here comes the twist: Your opponents are constantly moving the maze walls, blocking your path and clearing their own.
It looks like a ton of fun. And it all started in Scouting.
“We decided we wanted to do the Game Design merit badge,” Scoutmaster Dustin Fausett writes on the Kickstarter page. “After an hour of brainstorming, we came up with the basic concept of the game.”
As of the time of this writing, Fausett is almost halfway to his fundraising goal of $25,000. He still has 30 days to go.
Though the idea started as part of the Game Design merit badge, I should point out that the Kickstarter project isn’t affiliated with Scouting in any way. If you become a backer, you’re supporting the game (and getting some sweet rewards, including a copy of the game), but you aren’t donating to Scouting.
With that fine print out of the way, take a look at Walls.
Thanks to Dave Banks, author for the GeekDad blog, for the tip.