San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2005
While ÂreligionÂ is the hottest and most taboo subject being discussed, the new board game, Enlighten™ promises to ease tensions, expand awareness and educate the masses. Enlighten™ is lighting a candle of spiritual diversity and awareness as the world learns to play together.
Christa Reynolds, the gameÂs creator, says Enlighten™ is a Âspiritual journey around the world. Without devaluing your beliefs -or anyone elseÂs - you expand your religious/spiritual perspective.Â Enlighten™ players agree, "It's extremely fun and educational at the same time. My friends and I have been playing it consistantly since we got it!"
Enlighten™ is thoroughly non-denominational, including facts and rituals from: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam, as well as Sikhism, Taoism, and Native American traditions. The Greek and Roman, Norse and Egyptian gods get mention, as well as truly ancient (shamanism) and new religious movements.
ÂWeÂre tickled a game like this has been created,Â says Francesca DiBrito Shuster, with the Council for a Parliament of the WorldÂs Religions out of Chicago, whose organization also supports inter-faith dialogues.
ÂPeople are waking up to the impact of faith traditions on politics, economics and world peace-we simply need to know more,Â says Reynolds. ÂItÂs like Garrison KeillorÂs story about being raised Lutheran and wondering what the Catholics were up to-only today he might be curious about the Sikhs next door. We need a fun, thought-provoking way to share our beliefs.Â
So, Reynolds has spent two years researching religious information, developing game strategy and formulating the 550 questions for Enlighten™. Charles Flores, a Ph.D. candidate in East-West Psychology, joined her in question development.
With Christmas coming up, Enlighten™ is quickly proving to be a popular gift item. Starting at only $29.99 (plus tax and shipping), it's low price will allow a variety of consumers the opportunity to enjoy this soon to be "classic" board game.
Enlighten™ is currently sold at San Francisco Bay Area bookstores and toy and gift shops. To learn more about Enlighten™ please visit our website at http://www.enlightengamesinc.com, with some sample questions for the curious. ÂEnlighten Your WorldÂ campaign for non-profits can also be found online.
If you would like to receive a copy of Enlighten™ Board Game to review, please contact us asap!
EnlightenÂ Game developer Christa Reynolds is also available for interviews!
Kristien Amer / Publicity
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