Within the midst of COVID-19, Surrey-based nurse Pauline Kong wanted a solution to take her thoughts off the day by day stresses of the pandemic — so she created a board sport impressed by her Asian heritage.
“I believed it will be an superior alternative if I have been capable of create a sport,” Kong mentioned.
Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum is a board sport that options dim sum, small Chinese language dishes historically loved at a restaurant. The sport consists of 5 in style Chinese language dishes, together with shrimp dumplings and barbecue pork buns.
“It is a excellent means to have the ability to introduce dim sum to folks and supply a nostalgic feeling for individuals who are conversant in it,” she mentioned.
“[Dim sum] is shared between household and buddies throughout breakfast and lunch and it is often served on a turntable,” Kong mentioned, including that the turntable — or a big lazy susan — was one of many inspirations for the sport.
The sport has been play-tested as a tabletop and on-line board sport by household and buddies after its design was accomplished round March this yr, Kong mentioned.
To provide Steam Up, Kong began a Kickstarter marketing campaign, which has raised greater than $580,000 with the assistance of over 8,250 backers from all over the world.
Kong mentioned she hopes the sport will present an alternative for folks to play and study Chinese language tradition in a enjoyable and immersive means — whereas additionally offering some much-needed illustration within the trade.
“There’s not sufficient Asian creators and feminine creators within the board sport trade and we predict that is a tremendous alternative to make a distinction within the trade as a result of we’re capable of carry this tradition by meals.”