This Board Game Shifts Tween Perspectives on Periods

By: Mishal Omar - Sep 14, 2016
References: periodgame & refinery29
There are many misconceptions surrounding women and girls' periods and this menstrual cycle game aims to educate people on the real facts of this natural occurrence.

Called 'The Period Game,' the board game was created by two design students who wanted to shift the perspective from which periods are often viewed and taught to children and young teenagers in school. The board game makes the process of learning about this cycle more interactive and prevents the spread of misinformation on this subject. It works by using illustrations of period-related objects and body parts to educate players.

This menstrual cycle game works to break the barrier in schools and homes regarding a subject that is extremely important to discuss, but that is sometimes done so in a way that spreads misconceptions or evokes discomfort.