The main inspiration was the ghost themed birthday party of Altan. Guniz, his mother, and I tried to gather all the entertainment, a mother should arrange for the kids into a box. We searched for different activities that could entertain the children (such as singing, dancing, telling stories, imitations, memory games, etc.) and we tried to gather those activities with various adventures in a board game. By doing so, we planned to reduce our task to entertain children a bit, instead have time and effort to entertain other guests.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Boo!! is a big board game that is planned to include any activity to cheer up a birthday party for 6 years and above, but with a horrified glimpse. It is designed as a decomposable small box (dice, spin wheel, player tags and a huge play-mat). Bizonal organization of Boo!! (the adventures experienced the haunted road and the activity zones) extents the game duration and provides the opportunity to include any party activity to a board game.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Open the transparent cap to remove the player tags. Take out the dice/activity spin wheel to remove the game canvas. Press the dice side of the device to go forward. On activity zones, turn the other side of the device and put on the spider's web. Then press it and perform the duty that comes. At the end, fold the canvas (6 times) and insert it from the hole at the bottom of the box. Place the spin wheel through the guides. Place the player tags on top of the box, and close its cap.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Project started in November 2013 in Ankara and finished in January 2014.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
One of the main concerns in our design is sustainability; the package is made of recycled plastic, whereas the huge game canvas is printed on organic fabrics that can be folded up and become smaller. Reducing the dimensions of the package, concerning its folded position, enables the mobility of design. As the usage of the game both during the day-light and dark is crucial for the ghost theme, phosphoric paint is used in the printed images and texts.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The game is printed on organic fabric (cotton) and its dimension is 700 mm x 1200 mm. The phosphoric paint of the printed image allows its usage when dark. The dimensions of the package are 155 mm width x 75 mm depth and its height is 200 mm. Made of recycled plastic; the package can be decomposed into 3 main parts: the main body (contains the game canvas), a pyramid block (functions as dice and activity spin wheel) and a pyramid cap (contains the player tags).
board game, ghost, activity game, party game, Halloween
Concentration, time, playing habits and interests of 6 years are researched. The graphics and the color choices are the results of the researches done ongame team and age group.
The educative/entertaining function of Boo!! is designed according to Altan and his friends' interests and concentration spans. The short concentration period was one challenge, so two alternative entertainment zones are designed to extend the duration. Thus, for the game's sustainability and mobility, the package is designed from recyclable plastic and small in size for mobility. The game canvas, however, is designed as a huge organic canvas.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Güniz Sagocak and Gülru Mutlu Tunca
Image #1,2,3,5: Merve Coşkun (Industrial Designer, 3D Modeling)
Image #4: Güniz Sağocak (Industrial Designer)