Board Games and Education Come Together for Charity

This Christmas it’s About Time® to support Sussex University students helping a community in Malawi

Brighton – 2nd December 2009: In a joint fund-raising effort with Community Opportunity, a project founded by Sussex University students, Circa Circa Ltd, the developers of the exciting new board game ‘About Time’®, are donating £2 for every copy of their game bought online by the charity’s supporters to help the Malawi-based project.

The project, now also comprised of Sussex alumni and members of the local Brighton community, supports Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to provide training in the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to establish successful enterprises, thus helping build the local economy. The Malawi-based project is partnered with Samalani Orphan Care and Youth Organisation. The project’s aim is to:

1. Help local young people into employment by providing business skills training and advice alongside training in carpentry, tailoring and knitting.
2. Equip the participants with the skills they need to develop a locally-driven business, recycling a percentage of any profit back into the Samalani centre, whilst providing them with knowledge for longer-term employability.

Together they help Samalani provide:

  • Nursery and Primary education
  • Extra classes for Secondary students, school-leavers and those unable to attend Secondary school
  • HIV awareness
  • Elderly support
  • Psycho-social support
  • Recreational activities

“We are delighted to support this worthwhile charity”, says Iain McGill, co-inventor of ‘About Time’® and director of Circa Circa. “As a Brighton-based company we aim to be good citizens and Community Opportunity has a very deserving project in Malawi, especially as Christmas draws near.”

‘About Time’® will also be on sale on campus at the John Smith book store with a fiver off for a student price of £25, of which £1 will go directly to the charity.

Off –campus supporters of the charity can purchase the board game on About Time’s board games website quoting the secret discount code for a discount. Circa Circa Ltd will donate £2 for every game bought this way through their site.

‘About Time’®, the challenging new trivia board game, is a hugely entertaining board game for ages 12+ that invites players, either as individuals or in teams, to take a journey through time.
The game tests players’ general knowledge, as well as lateral thinking and poker-style cunning.
There are nearly 300 question cards and over 1,600 questions about important events, dating from 1,000 BC to the present day. Players assume the identity of historical characters and move around the board, collecting tokens as they win a round by guessing closest to the date of a historical or popular event.

‘About Time’® is available at Harrods, Lakeland and independent retailers throughout the UK. For further information visit the board games website or contact [email protected] or call Iain McGill on 07984 623 159.