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Sciddle - The Science Riddle
Sciddle was developed with scientists, but it can be played by everyone. One has to explain given words from science in an easy way in a short time. By doing this, one trains communication skills and may learn some new words from science or new aspects of these words. And, most importantly, it is fun.
846 €
800 € Funding goal
Project successful
 Sciddle - The Science Riddle


Funding period 19/09/2016 15:03 o'clock - 24/10/2016 23:59 o'clock
Realisation period End of 2016
Funding goal 800 €
City Berlin
Category Science

What is this project all about?

Sciddle is a card game that aims at making science fun to everyone. The idea developed from an outreach project for a research group at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The result of the outreach project was a short film about a group of scientiests playing an invented game called Sciddle with the audience. Since they do research in the field of mathematical physics, the game was about notions from physics. You can watch the film here https://vimeo.com/159355304

After we produced the film, we had the idea to create the game as well in reality. But it is not only dedicated to physicists. Everyone can play it. It is played in an uneven number of teams. The game consists of 152 cards. On each card, there is a word on top that has to be explained to the other team. Below this word, there are five more words that must not be used for the explanation. The team that explains a word and the team that guesses first get the points that are on the lower right corner of the card. This number also marks the difficulty level of the card. All the cards can be found in the following pdf-files:


What is the project goal and who is the project for?

The game is a great game for scientists to learn to explain their notions. So it aims at scientists. But the training of communication should already start very early. So it is also a game for undergraduates. What is more, it can also be played with every interested person or with children as our experience shows.

Why would you support this project?

You should finance this project because you want to get this great game into your hands to play it with your students, children, friends and relatives.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

If the campaign is successful, we will print an edition of the game >50. Everyone who ordered a game during the campaign gets one and the rest will be sold on demand.

Who are the people behind the project?

Sciddle was developed and produced by

Anne Dippel (ethnologist)
Thomas Klose (physicist)
Anne Braun (cinematographer)
Britta Kussin (animation artist)
Kiri Mochrie (physicist)
Dennis Rätzel (physicist and filmmaker)

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