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Traditions are the vibrant threads that weave the tapestry of our cultural identity. They connect us to our roots, fostering a sense of belonging and purpose. However, in our fast-paced world, the understanding and preservation of these age-old practices often take a backseat. Project Chakra aims to bridge this gap by introducing an innovative and engaging approach to learning about and appreciating cultural traditions.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Team: Mansi Shah (Individual Project)

My Role: Design Research, Ideation, Systems Thinking, Game Design,
User Testing


In today's globalized society, there exists a disconnect between younger generations and their cultural heritage. The significance and reasoning behind traditional practices are often lost, leading to a lack of understanding and appreciation. This disconnection can result in the erosion of cultural identity and a weakening of family bonds.


Project Chakra employed a comprehensive research process, including:

  • Secondary Research

  • Primary Observations and Interviews

  • Affinity Clustering

  • SAT analysis

  • Feedback Loops

This rigorous approach enabled the identification of key insights and the generation of a well-informed hypothesis. Extensive ideation and prototyping led to the development of an innovative solution – a board game called "Chakras."

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Lack of understanding about cultural traditions and their significance


Insufficient family bonding due to modern lifestyles


Influence of parental behaviors on children's perception of traditions

Desire for interactive and engaging learning experiences

Importance of preserving cultural identity amidst globalization

These insights formed the foundation for developing a solution that could address the challenges of cultural preservation, family bonding, and engaging learning experiences.


The project presents a unique opportunity to connect people, particularly families, with their cultural traditions in an interactive and engaging manner. By fostering an environment of learning and exploration, Project Chakra aims to reignite interest and appreciation for the rich tapestry of cultural practices.




Chakras, the board game offers an innovative solution to bridge the gap between generations and foster cultural understanding. Through interactive gameplay, participants embark on a journey of discovery, unlocking the rich history and significance behind traditions while strengthening family bonds.


Rules of the game are pretty simple. The game has no dice and pawns

  • Two team of 2 is suggested to play, but the game can be played by 2 or 4 individual players too

  • The players will have to play at the center of the board on the arrow

  • Once clicked on the two circles
    1) The Number Chakra
    2) The Alphabet Chakra
    start spinning in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction respectively

  • The combination in front of the arrow is the combination of cards that player has gotten in order to play the game ahead

  • Player will then have to select the cards from the decks provided

  • There are total 128 cards in the game 8 Number card and 8 Alphabet cards

  • Each number and Alphabet card further has 8 cards each

  • The 8 alphabet cards are further divided into 2 colors 4 of each color

  • The combination of cards gives players a task to perform or a question to answer in limited amount of time (which is written on the card)

  • The player has to follow the rules and complete the task given in order to gain point. In completion of task will fetch no point.

User Testing

Chakras board game presents a unique and captivating approach to preserving and appreciating cultural traditions. By combining education with entertainment, it offers a platform for families to reconnect with their heritage, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich tapestry of cultural practices.

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