Board Game: Pijin
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Pijin: the spelling game of the spoken word
Pijin is a modular, expandable word game which uniquely encourages collaboration among players. To play, you spell with phonemes what you hear and only what you hear in pronunciation. "Pigeon" is spelled /pijin/, "words" becomes /wurdz/, "spelling" is /speleng/, and so on. Familiar terms sometimes look completely strange, but that's part of the fun as players explore and tinker with language itself! $35 early / $50 for the game. Add $15 USD to ship outside the US.
When playing Pijin, the familiar restrictive world of proper spelling and pronunciation opens out into a vast playing field of language possibilities. Players actually develop an understanding of speech and spelling conventions while creating words with phonemes, and no dictionary, no vocabulary list, nor any special expertise is required. Being a native speaker in any language is all you need. Just bring to the table what you've heard and what you say, and then get ready to talk about it as you play!
Pijin is for two or more players, 8 years and up, and it takes between 20-60 minutes, depending on which version is being played. It's a cinch to learn and is the most fun with a word game you've ever had! As in Bananagrams, Scrabble and Words with Friends, you spell words competitively to gather as many points as possible. As in Apples to Apples, Scattergories and Anomia, the evaluation of gameplay is entirely up to the players in the game.
Project by Travis Feldman
This project will only be funded if at least $15,000 is pledged by Mon, Mar 17 2014 7:23 PM EST.