The Epic Fail Game
In a world obsessed with success, we thought it was time to help kids find fun in failing so they can grow up curious and brave!
The Epic Fail Game is a set of 30 activity cards and a mindset theory book designed to change the way the whole family thinks about failing. The Epic Fail Game is created with primary school aged children (5-12yrs) in mind but designed to be fun for all ages. It comes in a beautifully designed & illustrated hard cover box and is printed using environmentally friendly inks and papers. There is no limit to the number of players or time needed. Play for hours on a Sunday afternoon, sneak a quick few activities before bed time or take a few out on the road.
WHY THE EPIC FAIL GAME?
We designed this game because it feels like it's never been harder to be a kid.
A 2015 Federal Government report found that Australian children are more anxious than ever – and young minds around the world are no exception. In the US, suicide is the second leading cause of death for kids aged 10-18*. And in the UK, the number of kids seeking counselling for anxiety has risen 60% in just two years.
What’s going wrong?
It’s hard to place the blame on one source alone – because there are so many factors that have contributed to these trends. Studies point to everything from a lack of unstructured playtime and the pressures of social media, to busy parents and helicopter parents. There’s increased technology, too much sugar in everything and not enough sleep – the list seems never ending! It's not a wonder parents are doubling down on their protective instincts.
Setting our kids up for success
We live in a time where change is fast and constant. Most of the jobs available to kids today don't even exist yet! In this paradigm, we believe the best skills we can hope to teach our kids today are adaptiveness, creativity and bounce-backness. But ironically, kids aren't getting many opportunities to practice these skills because their world has evolved into a weird place where every kid gets a medal for participation and every layer of pass the parcel has a prize. How will our kids learn resilience if we take away failing?
No judgement - as parents, we know first hand how hard it is to see our kids fall on their faces! That's why we wanted a few spoons of FUN to help the medicine go down. When we couldn't find it, we decided to build it.
The game was conceived by Susanna Kass and Yolanda Koning.