Instructor: Ross Cowman
Thursday, May 21
Cost: $45 ($10 discount if you register before May 8)
Class Description: Olympia’s own Ross Cowman has designed a game your kids are going to love!
It’s called Fall of Magic.
The best part is that the game is designed for adults but works great for kids… so once your kids learn to play, they will want to teach you and you will actually be thrilled about it and want to share it with your friends (how many games or activities can you say that about?)
The experience of playing Fall of Magic is unlike anything else… it comes on a 5 foot scroll with amazing little tokens and other treasures.
So, we invite you to drop your kid off for 3 hours and go enjoy a free afternoon. During that time, your child will enjoy developing their creative collaboration skills, using their imagination within a supportive structure of prompts and story making. They will also make new friends, interact with old friends in a new way, and have some yummy snacks (organic, healthy, tasty!)
Your child will leave with a print-and-play version of Fall of Magic, some pointers for facilitating future games, and the satisfaction of being one of the very first people to play the game (Fall of Magic has not been released to the public yet. There is a kickstarter launching in May for people excited to pre-order and then it will be more widely distributed. This game was created in and for and with the Olympia community, so it is only natural that you should benefit first)
ages 8-13 with at least a 3rd grade reading level welcome
This event will be on the east side, corner of Puget and San Francisco, at the home of Ross Cowman and Mo Omeh
Have you heard of the Story Games movement?
These are table-top games (like D&D) that, rather than promoting competition, violence, and pre-determined fantasy realities, these games embody the values we hold here in Oly…. collaboration, active imagination, listening, direct communication, consensus. And, unlike some of hokey games out there, story games present the values implicitly rather than making the values the objective of the game. Participants begin to relate to each other creatively, compassionately, respectfully because that is what the mechanics of the game encourage.
Find out more about Fall of Magic here: http://www.heartofthedeernicorn.com/fallofmagic/
register here: http://omeharts.com/events/kids-story-game-fall-of-magic/