There is no standardised method to learning about one’s period, and as a result, many young women are unprepared and uncomfortable when the time comes. The Period Game provides a new option. The act of playing creates an open and engaging environment where players can learn and say words like “period” and “tampon” without the usual discomfort and taboos found in society. It teaches participants about what is happening in the female body, and how to “go with the flow.” The game uses abstracted representations of the female reproductive system, PMS symptoms, and various forms of sanitary protection to introduce players to these matters.
The Period Game is a board game that takes a typically uneasy situation—getting and learning about one’s period—and turns it into a fun and positive learning experience.
Daniela Gilsanz, Ryan Murphy