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Civil Defense - The Board Game
a project by Francis Gasgonia

Civil Defense: The Strategic Humanitarian Crisis Response Game is a simulation table top boardgame that introduces the basics of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action to players with or without any background in disaster risk reduction or humanitarian work. The design of the game was inspired by the creator’s many years of experience in social development work, humanitarian action, and disaster risk reduction. Some game scenarios were based on the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda experience or true events. The game allows full engagement and interaction among players that can be played from 2 to 6 players or more. Disaster awareness education needs an upgrade from posters, books, lectures & manuals. Support & Play the #CivilDefenseBoardGame Campaign.

The Back (Beer) Story:


The boardgame was first conceptualized during one of the many sleepless nights while I was on temporary duty as an assistant humanitarian area coordinator in Palo, Leyte; during the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda disaster. Having nothing to pass the time in my tent (other than drinking cases of beer), I thought about an entertaining way to teach disaster awareness that would be fun to play and at the same time educational that families, private organizations, students, and government agencies can enjoy. This idea kept haunting me until I finally sketched out the first prototype a few months after returning from my deployment. Two years of development, a seed grant, and a few play testing later gave birth to the first prototype. Currently in its fourth iteration, the boardgame is constantly evolving in response to player feedback and professional suggestions to improve the design and gameplay. But now is in its most playable and learnable edition available. Together we can play, learn, and survive to be resilient Filipinos. For a limited time, this is your opportunity now to take part in this game changing boardgame about hazards, risks, disasters, and humanitarian action.


The Goal (Scheme):

This boardgame will put you in the shoes of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action professionals. By supporting this project, not only will you enjoy hours of fun with friends, family, and strangers; but also, help us spread this alternative approach to engaging youths and adults in becoming advocates of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action. The days of boring powerpoints and sit down lectures are over. Tangential experiential learning that espouses the use of full sensory experience as an effective teaching method is found in this game.

This project aims to release the first commercial print of the boardgame to the world. Further, this is in support of raising funds to conduct public game workshops to most at risk areas in the country while using the boardgame as an alternative teaching tool for disaster awareness activities. Together we can create a community of people learning and doing disaster awareness & humanitarian action. And in the future maybe a national competition to see who is the best at Civil Defense the Boardgame!

The Man (Board Game Geek):

Mr. Francis Josef C. Gasgonia is a professional Environmental Planner that specializes in Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Planning currently involved in developing plans for local government units and private real estate developers as well as developing alternative tools for disaster education and spatial planning. He likes cartography and GIS, but not as much as mountaineering, Filipino Martial Arts, MMA, and Circuit Training.

The board game introduces knowledge & skills in the service for disaster risk reduction and humanitarian relief that is fun and enjoyable.

Civil Defense - Disaster Awareness and Humanitarian Action Boardgame (Based on True Events)

Richard "D-cal" Dacalos

Yes, but shipping cost will be shouldered by the backer depending on the location. Although, shipping is free within Metro Manila only.

Yes, courier fees and other applicable taxes will be shouldered by the backer.

The field guide will aid you in learning the fundamentals of gameplay while we will also develop and upload short video tutorials that will be

If you are not satisfied with the product, as much as we want to, we would not be able to accommodate returns or refunds at the moment. We would however assist you in developing your own gameworkshop to recuperate your investment with us.

The funds raised from this campaign will be used to cover project costs in rewards production, marketing, logistics, programs, video, and other administrative costs.

Depending on the type of backer option you have pre-selected, we may be able to deliver your reward before Christmas day, otherwise it would take 4-6 weeks considering the production lead time and delivery after the campaign. We will keep you updated on the project’s progress after the campaign.

The risks would be if we do not meet our funding goal for the initial mass production of the boardgames, there would be a delay in the production and delivery and/or a relaunch of the campaign to source the required amount to produce the board games. In the event when we do not meet our funding goal, we will be forced to downgrade the reward contribution per backer to our Premier Edition of The Cru Survival Deck - Custom Playing Card Deck with Disaster Awareness Information.

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₱ 1,750.00

raised of a ₱ 300,000 goal

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Backers

Rewards Given

₱ 500.00 or more

Personalized digital thank you note. (Thank you for your contribution! Any amount is always appreciated) If you like our project and our mission, we ask if you could please share our story to as many of your friends and family. Thank you!

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 1000.00 or more - 0/400 rewards

Personalized digital thank you note + 2x 500 Peso Discount Coupon on the Suggested Retail Price (redeemable after the campaign period and can only be used for separate transactions)

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 1750.00 or more - 1/300 rewards

(Pre-launch discount of 1,000 pesos off the SRP 2,500 SAVE: Pesos 1,000!!!) Personalized digital thank you note + Have your name credited at the Field Guide in our Page of Heroes! =) + 1 Complete Civil Defense Board Game Set *delivery will take 4-6 weeks from the end of the campaign

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 2500.00 or more - 0/200 rewards

Personalized digital thank you note + Have your name credited at the Field Guide in our Page of Heroes! =) + 1 Complete Civil Defense Board Game Set + 1 Free Attendance to a Facilitator’s Training-Workshop (value of Training Workshop = 1,000!!! *exclusive of venue/food cost) + 500 Pesos Discount on Our Next Big Hit = Sprawl! The City Land Use Planning Tile Game *delivery will take 4-6 weeks from the end of the campaign

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 3500.00 or more - 0/100 rewards

Get 1 to Give 1 Civil Defense Board Game to a School or Community + Personalized digital thank you note + Have your name credited at the Field Guide in our Page of Heroes! =) + 1 Free Attendance to a Facilitator’s Training-Workshop (value of Training Workshop = 1,000!!! *exclusive of venue/food cost) + 500 Pesos Discount on Our Next Big Hit = Sprawl! The City Land Use Planning Tile Game *delivery will be before the holiday season!!!

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 5000.00 or more

Get 2 to Give 1 Civil Defense Board Game to a School or Community. + Personalized digital thank you note + Have your name credited at the Field Guide in our Page of Heroes! =) + 1 Free Attendance to a Facilitator’s Training-Workshop (value of Training Workshop = 1,000!!! *exclusive of venue/food cost) + 500 Pesos Discount on Our Next Big Hit = Sprawl! The City Land Use Planning Tile Game *delivery will be before the holiday season!!!

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 6500.00 or more - 0/50 rewards

Get 12 months free license to conduct workshops without paying royalties to the creator (help us spread this tool to teach youths and adults about disaster awareness) + Workshop Package (Get 5 Civil Defense Boardgames!!! SAVE: 1,000 PESOS!!!) + 500 Pesos Discount on Our Next Big Hit = Sprawl! The City Land Use Planning Tile Game Spark Exclusive – For a Limited Time Only! *delivery will be before the holiday season!!!

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 100000.00 or more - 0/5 rewards

Be one of our representative in ensuring disaster awareness activities for youths and adults will be fun and engaging. Your company or organization’s name and logo will not only be credited in our page of heroes but will also be seen on the side of our BOX!!! (Your logo will only be included in this pioneer printing) + Get 30 Civil Defense Boardgames!!! + 12 months free license to conduct workshops & re-sell without paying royalties to the creator (help us spread this tool to teach youths and adults about disaster awareness) + 10 Free Attendance to a Facilitator’s Training-Workshop (value of Training Workshop = 1,000!!! *inclusive of venue/food cost)

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 500000.00 or more - 0/4 rewards

Be one of our Secretary General in ensuring disaster awareness activities for youths and adults will be fun and engaging. Your company or organization’s name and logo will not only be credited in our page of heroes but will also be seen on the side of our BOX!!! (Your logo will be included in this pioneer printing and in the 2nd Edition) + Get 250 Civil Defense Boardgames!!! + 12 months free license to conduct workshops & re-sell without paying royalties to the creator (help us spread this tool to teach youths and adults about disaster awareness) + 10 Free Attendance to a Facilitator’s Training-Workshop (value of Training Workshop = 1,000!!! *inclusive of venue/food cost)

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)
₱ 1000000.00 or more - 0/1 rewards

Be THE CIVIL DEFENSE MINISTER in ensuring disaster awareness activities for youths and adults will be fun and engaging. Your company or organization’s name and logo will not only be credited in our page of heroes but will also be seen on the side of our BOX!!! (Your name/logo will be included in ALL EDITIONS!!! Forever!!!) + Get 500 Civil Defense Boardgames!!! + 12 months free license to conduct workshops & re-sell without paying royalties to the creator (help us spread this tool to teach youths and adults about disaster awareness) + 10 Free Attendance to a Facilitator’s Training-Workshop (value of Training Workshop = 1,000!!! *inclusive of venue/food cost)

Stretch Goals:

  • 450,000 – every backer gets a customized Spark Exclusive magnetic lapel pin of the Civil Defense emblem Flower of Life
  • 750,000 - every backer gets premium Cru Survival Deck Playing Cards (Customized Playing Cards with Disaster Awareness Education Information)
  • 1,000,000 - Civil Defense Officer - Up is awarded a graphically enhanced version of the Field Guide and Board Game Map.
  • 3,000,000 - Civil Defense Coordinator - Up may be awarded with a custom Civil Defense Board Game Bag made from Up-cycled Tarp-Bags ;)