The game also includes an educational aspect – Trivia. During your trek, you will be tested on basic hiking topics as well as specific questions about the Smoky Mountain National Park. If you answer these questions correctly, you are rewarded, but if not you give your fellow hikers and advantage.
HikeIt! is planning to launch is fundraising campaign on Kickstarter this summer and hopes to fulfill orders before Christmas of this year. The game has been in the works for almost a year, and has been created and designed by one person – TJ Swing – who is an avid backpacker that lives in Cincinnati, OH and loves the Smoky Mountains.
He has said that the idea for the game came from his desire to always be hiking, but can’t. So he developed a board game that gave you a similar feeling to hiking, but in the comfort of your own home.
The game will launch with 4-player support, but plans to offer an extension for an additional 2 players for those with a larger gaming circle. They also plan to offer a separate Trivia card pack that can be used as a stand alone product when out on the real hiking trails. It will test your knowledge of plants, trees, navigation, animal tracks and feces.
More information on the rules and how to fund it can be found at www.thehikeitgame.com.