Board Game to follow your wish in a dreamlike landscape
A preliminary round is based on a creative exercise that depicts the dream wish of the players and determines their starting position, linked to their chosen element (earth, water, air, fire) and their chosen attitude in life. Players then place their pawn on one of the eight frames with principles of happiness through which they enter the dreamlike landscape on the game board. They choose a game supervisor from among themselves who will guide the group through the game on the basis of the Instruction Guide.
The journey then begins by following the labyrinthine paths with mythical-philosophical symbols in five rounds, devoted to life themes.
In a ‘harvesting’ seventh round on the elemental Places of Arrival, the players reflect on their individual journies and its significance for their (working) everyday life.
The Power of Interplay and Dialogue
The dialogues around the game board introduce mythical-philosophical perspectives, tapping into the intuitive knowledge of the players. It is precisely the enigmatic questions and symbols that add an out-of-the-box and metaphorical language about everyone’s dreams and wishes, while the game cards shed light on the insights gleaned from the philosophical art of living. Players are invited to give meaning to what is at stake, and explore the situation into which they have been thrown by the dice (symbolic of chance or destiny). What leeway do you see and how do you give direction on your path of life?
In-between space …
Playing the game calls for some self-reflection, and yet at the same time it is appealing to meet each other in the ‘in-between space’ which is created. Both individually and in a small group, you wander a labyrinthine path across the game board: a landscape full of symbolism. By letting the visual language and the myths speak, an ‘as if’ space is created. While travelling, your own life feels like a dream and your dreams come true…
The game rounds are devoted to basic life themes: authenticity, education, ups and downs, crises and tragedy, encounters on life’s journey and finding your destiny (the centre of the game board). While making choices in the game, players will experience the existential tension between the power of destiny and following your own course, necessary to find your own true orientation in life.
ISBN: 978-90-822774-7-0 — Droomspel: doe je droomwens!
- Wisdom game for investigating a personal motivation and guiding values in life and work contexts, by playfully practicing the philosophical and mythical art of living.
- Duration: 1 day to six half-days, for 3 to 8 players.
- Also applicable for groups and teams of up to 24 people (with a counsellor and suitable working materials) to explore the interplay between personal and professional values and to empower relational qualities and enhance developmental processes.
2 Boxes containing:
- Board game, Playing Fields en Overview:
1 game board Landscape of happiness;
1 playing field Dreaming in the Mirror of Myths;
1 playing field Alchemy of the Soul;
1 playing field Temple of Life’s Riddles;
1 Overview per round of playing cards and rings
- Playing cards and rings:
3*32 Cards of rounds;
3*4 Cards of Elementary way’s;
6 rings with forces of prosperity and adversary;
20 Cards of Destiny
- Playing attributes:
1 sic coloured dice;
1 hourglass (of about 3 minutes);
1 CD Dream travelling and Heroic Dreams (Droomreizen en Heldendromen) with 22 songs
- Playing figures/ pawns:
2 green, 2 red, 2 yellow en 2 blue wooden playing figures;
2 green, 2 red, 2 yellow en 2 blue hats for the playing figures
- 120 Elements of happiness:
30 green — Earth;
30 red — Fire;
30 yellow — Air;
30 blue — Water
- Working materials:
1 Instruction Guide with
8 Fill-in form for the exercises in the game My Life’s Myth.
Explore the motivational power of dreams!