Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Glass Bead Game


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

The Glass Bead Game is an open Collective Creativity game with a companion App for linking bridges between players. The game technique stimulates visual thinking and logics, enabling you to create endless combinations of rules and game mechanics. Everyone can contribute to the game and become a Creator on the social playground of The Glass Bead Game. Enjoy classic games and create new ones, invite others to play and co-create.  So what is inside the box?

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108 glass beads, 6 x 6 square game boards and 2 dice provide an ideal ground to spark your imagination. Playing around with the beads creates an effect of freedom for your imagination. The technique of the game stimulates visual thinking and logics. The creative mind is unleashed and ready to go beyond experienced interpretations. By adding a meaning to the beads and game boards, we get an infinite number of possible combinations. Develop your game — think & easily design rules and mechanics on the Game Canvas. Play-test and share your awesome game with communities. Invite others to play and co-create. The game creation becomes a game in itself where the players become game creators.

The Legend has it that the Glass Bead Game is an intellectual play with the heritage of our culture and knowledge. Play broadens imagination limits and inspires astonishing ideas. Game is meant as a symbol of our creative potential. The Glass Bead Game is inspired by The Glass Bead Game, a book by German born Swiss writer Hermann Hesse who received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1946. However, with all we know, the game remains a subject of fascinating interest and mythical curiosity. With the power of the Collective Creativity we can Discover the Legend Together.

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As of November 30th, this project has raised around $1,000 of their $54,600 goal. This project only has 23 days left to raise the $54,600 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $41, you will get one bead box game.  For a pledge of $61, you will get one bead box game, plus one theme sets.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/b-game/be-inspired-by-the-glass-bead-game

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