More than just a game!
De Aanstokerij is a Belgian non profit youth organization that consciously chooses game as an educational tool.
For more than 40 years now, De Aanstokerij has been developing, producing, facilitating and distributing educational games. Our educational games inform and sensitize children, youngsters and adults about different social issues such as democracy, intercultural learning, north south problems, the environment, social skills …
Information acquired through educational games is better assimilated, understood and remembered, especially as most are experience-based. Moreover games are fun!
We have experience in developing games or trainings within ESF (European Social Fund) and Youth in Action context. In the past we already made educational games commissioned by Red Cross Flanders, Amnesty International Flanders, the Flemish Office of the Children’s Rights Commissioner, the educational service of the Flemish Parliament …
Our organization is also member of the General Assembly of JINT vzw (the National Agency in Flanders-Belgium for the Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission).
Development: game made to measure
Over the years we have built up lots of experience in the development of educational games. We develop games on request - always in cooperation with the organization - or on our own initiative. We also offer coaching in the development of educational games.
Throughout the years we’ve created a production team of our own. This team is specialized in designing and producing the right materials for each particular game. Doing so, we always aim for the best price-quality relation. Creative solutions within the partner’s budget are never far away.
Facilitation and training
Our game trainers are all set to facilitate every educational game we have on offer. In a playful way they see to a fluent game course and a thorough debriefing afterwards.
We offer extensive training possibilities about different aspects of educational games. These sessions can include the characteristics, facilitation, debriefing … of educational games in general or one game in particular. We also use our games as a means of dealing with a certain theme such as social skills, intercultural learning, Corporate Social Responsibility, facilitation skills, competences … All our trainings are tailor-made.
In our game store in Leuven and our webshop, we offer a wide range of educational games, game books and game materials.