Updated 01/14/2012 05:04 PM
Teens Create Board Game
A group of local teens is trying to raise enough money to fund a board game about global climate change. The Three of Hearts is a game invention company for kids ages 13 to 17 where the kids create educational and entertaining board games for people of all ages.
The company is currently looking to raise $16,000 to build a prototype game on
Kickstarter.com, which is a platform website where projects get funded. The passionate group of teens has developed their second board game called "Scorched Earth: Not Just A Bunch of Hot Air." And 13-year-old Rob Kellogg says the goal of the game is to make the globe as green as possible and save the globe ozone.
"So, our game is half dome and you. Embedded in each card there is an RIFG tag and you wave the card over the globe and it can read the information on the card, and then the information can go straight into the game, so the card and the board are really interactive in a really cool way," said Kellog, Three of Hearts.
The group of teens took part in the “Rochester: Innovation Station” hands-on program at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) in honor and in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Three of Hearts hopes to eventually get their game sold in stores and be put in schools and anywhere the company says will help educate people about global climate change.
According to the website, the teens need to raise the money by February 7.