Game: Kickstart my Heart

Kickstart my Heart is a board game about heart health and exercise! Players navigate the heart-shaped board, collecting heart tokens by performing various exercises or answering heart related trivia. Once a player has obtained 7 or more heart tokens, he or she can then head for the center of the board (only accessible for players with 7 or more tokens). But watch out! Other players can land on "Battle" squares and challenge you for one of your heart tokens! You can also enhance the game using one of two challenges: Endurance, all players start the game with a heart token but if, at any time, they sit down, they must give up their bonus heart token, and Sprint, a player can double the value of their die roll but only if they then jog in place until their turn comes back around. The Sprint challenge can only be used by players with 6 or fewer hearts. Movement is determined by a single die roll per turn and players can move in either direction. When navigating to the center area, a player cannot immediately enter the final space (big circle with a heart in it) without waiting one turn in one of the other two red squares. Square types: Challenge square - a player must perform whatever exercise is on the card and is then rewarded a heart token. Trivia square - another player draws the trivia card and asks the active player the question, if he or she answer correctly, they are rewarded a token. If not, they earn nothing and lose nothing. Battle square - the player must choose an opponent and then draw a battle card, they start the challenge at the same time and the first to finish gets to take a token from the other player. if the losing player doesn't have a heart token, then the winner is simply rewarded one from the bank.


No cheating (please): The game system relies on willing player participation to enforce the rules of the game world (e.g., hold your breath, close your eyes, etc.).
More the Merrier: The game is a competitive or cooperative multiplayer "party game" (i.e., based on minigames, humor, 4+ players, audience engagement, etc.), meant for one screen or more.
Approved for All Audiences: The game must not show any violence, not even cartoonish. Stepping on living mushrooms is off the list, as is killing any type of enemies, not even undead, though we know they’re already dead…
Bigger Picture: The game touches on a political, environmental or social issue.


non-digital game (board game, card game, physical game, etc.)
Foam poster board, colored card stock paper, magic markers, scissors, ruler, pencil and a single die.


Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 18:47




Created and Constructed by Josh Clark

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