The Bug Free Mind Game… Latest update.

~ Your mindset guarantees your success or failure in all you do ~ Andy Shaw


Last Friday almost everyone involved in creating the A Bug Free Mind board game got together for our 3rd playing of the game.

With each subsequent playing of the game less and less changes are needed, and now we feel after a few minor tweaks that it’s ready to go to the designers.

So far it has been tested now on ages from 8 to 60, with the general opinion from a somewhat bias audience being…

“it’s entertaining, gets a lot of interaction between friends and family, and helps to change thinking afterwards as life’s situations come up.”

And most importantly of all, “it’s fun!”

The main emphasis wasn’t to be on education, that wanted to be the effect but done so in an out of sight way. The main emphasis was for it to just be fun but at the same time relax the mental barriers to change. And I think it’s done it very well.

In fact on Sunday we were sharing how the game worked with some friends from New Zealand, and were all laughing about what came out from the questions… Then the next day one of our friends gave an example of how it had already worked on her before she’d even played the game.

Which means it’s really achieving what I wanted it to. Be fun, and be educational in a completely unseen way.

We reckon in about four weeks we’ll actually have some images to show you, well maybe four weeks as we’re not into deadlines on this. After that we’ll get the prototype made and sort out all the legal issues.

Here’s our business plan for it so far:

  1. We think it’s good enough to win some awards, so we intend to enter it into the 5 ‘Game of the Year’ competitions that we’ve found. We’re pretty sure it’ll win one or more – which I think is very cool.
  2. We currently think it’s a game that isn’t too educational based so can fit nicely into the ‘Monopoly’ type board game, with players we think from 8 up. So this means we will probably sell the rights to sell it to a major toy manufacturer and take a royalty of some sort. We’ll still sell it, but as it is a mass market product not niche market, then we intend to use their distribution network
  3. We are also intending to create a deluxe version of the game which is aimed purely at people who really buy into the concepts of Structured Thinking and A Bug Free Mind. The idea being it’s the same game, just a lot more luxurious.
  4. The game has been designed so that the first part is an awareness game. Then later there are two other games that come after it for those that love playing – which go further into the higher consciousness level without losing the fun element.
  5. We’ve also already conceived add on packs and a kids/family edition too.


When we launch it, we are looking to produce a limited edition first run of the game for people who love the Bug Free Mind material. Which will probably be limited to between 250 or 500 (still to be decided).

These will come with some cool whistles and bells which will identify them as collectors pieces. Which mean if we go on to win Game of the Year should make them re-saleable if people don’t like it for whatever reason.

The current loose timeframe plan is, that either October 2016 or February 2017 we’ll do a one day launch event in the UK and invite/sell up to 60 places for people who buy the game. The idea being on the day we make it a special day, I’ll do some presenting and explaining how to achieve an unrealistic goal or too. Or ask the attendees what they’d like me to cover.

Also on that day we’ll explain the psychology behind how the game will work to subtly change the lives of the players… Doing so in a way that is supportive, not intrusive as it causes the player to apply a lot of self-reflection. But does so without them knowing it’s working to help them.

Plus the guys behind the design who are Bug Free Mind students too, will then explain what they did to make the game work. From concept to first editions. Then we’ll present the people in attendance with their games. Plus we will also play the games and have a little tournament with prizes for the winner, second and third places.

So we’re really looking forward to it being ready now and are pretty sure if you like board games them you’ll love this.

I’ll be back with another update soon.

Best wishes,


P.S. If you’d like to be one of the people who come to that one day event then feel free to let me know below and when it’s ready I’ll make sure you get first options on being there.


67 thoughts on “The Bug Free Mind Game… Latest update.”

  1. Alphonsus says:

    I wish to attend if the event will include on-line attendees. I am resident in Nigeria. Keep it up!

    1. Ynge Ljung says:

      I would like to be invited…

  2. Catt says:

    Hey Andy! It’s Catt here, this is super cool! I just happened to click around from a really old email and saw this, awesome! Keep up the fun in business and I’ll be chatting with you at some point in time!

    Lots of happy,

  3. Marti Montoya says:

    I’m a, Lifestyle Coach & Consultant & Mediator .
    Id be very interested in purchasing. Please advise.

    Marti Montoya, CLC, A&M
    Lifestyle Coaching, Consulting, Mediation

  4. Ruth Deroy says:

    Yes, please invite me to the launch event.
    Your book was the best I read and pondered in the last year,
    Thank you,

  5. Linda says:

    I don’t know how I missed hearing about this before, but what a brilliant idea! Almost everyone loves games. How great it will be to get adults (and kids) on track to a Bug Free Mind without them even realizing it. I can’t wait to hear more about it. Keep up the awesome work!

  6. Karim says:

    I’m interested in buying a game

  7. Linda Hansen says:

    I’d love to come to the event – I am very interested in being an owner of the deluxe game. Are you taking advance orders?

    It sounds like a great gift for family and/or friends who can learn the underlying principles in a fun and subtle way.

    1. Andy Shaw says:

      Thank you Linda, but we are not ready for that yet. Though several friends have already demanded I sell them one too 🙂

      And yes, the subtle way was my plan to help all along 🙂

      Best wishes,


  8. Francesca Vass says:

    I would love to attend if it’s online. Resident in the US.
    Dying to try it out!

  9. Sherwin Buydens says:

    This game is a really interesting development. Greeting from Canada!

  10. Justin says:

    I’m interested in the event, please let me know the date Andy! Thank you!

  11. melissa says:

    What a fantastic idea. Can’t wait to play it!

  12. richardo says:

    Absolutely it would be great to be involved love the concept

  13. Michael Klein says:

    Live in the US in San Diego, CA. Would be an on-line attendee.

  14. Suny Rostami says:

    Wishing you the highest and the best dear Andy.

  15. Chris Dagg says:

    Hi Andy,

    Really looking forward to the game launch as FUN is high on my list of priorities. Would love to attend the one day event depending on the timing.

    Thanks for the update.


  16. Nadia says:

    What a GREAT concept this is! I just love playing board-games, and I love the Bug Free Mind material, so this combination for sure must me awesome! 🙂 Looking forward to the launch!

  17. Jody Hughes says:

    Sounds great! I would love to be kept in the loop about it 😀

  18. Devon Rice` says:

    I would love to attend and to buy one of the games shortly, in the next few weeks, if possible.
    Devon Rice

  19. Rita Lees says:

    Andy, I would love to attend if you make it an on-line as well as I live in South Africa. I think this is a brilliant idea.

  20. Nataša says:

    I can’t wait to play it!!! It should be great fun 🙂

  21. Regina says:

    Hey Andy,
    What a fun idea and most helpful!

    It would be great to see you on the USA program “Shark Tank”. I would guess you don’t really need an investor but it sure would get the word out on the game itself. That could really help a lot of people who may not even know they need help.

    Best Regards!

  22. Paul james t. says:

    Before the mind of a child gets flawed and starts mimicking the bad mindset habits… this game should be played a very early age even better for the child if Mom and Dad are a Saltori couple a practicing structured thinking couple… wow…!! can you imagine how powerful that would be… a whole family thinking this way!
    This game can help us all stay on track stay on the course… I love the idea and I desire to have one.

    1. Andy Shaw says:

      That’s what I thought too 🙂

    2. Michele says:

      This is right along the lines that I was thinking! I’ve already passed 10 minutes just sitting here pondering the shifts in society should this become the new household board game! Just think – a whole new generation growing up with the Bug Free mindset and all they would accomplish and improve upon just through the effects of playing a board game!!! Amazing!!!

      1. Andy Shaw says:

        That’s the plan 🙂

  23. Manvir says:

    I would definitely love to come to the one day event! ABFM has done so much for me I’m definitely getting the deluxe version!

  24. Carmene says:

    Hi Andy,
    Will love to be there and will be looking forward to meeting you.
    Please keep me updated 🙂
    Thanks for everything you have done and are doing.
    Many Blessings

  25. Mike says:

    I seen only the picture and already this looks like it must be in my house. I can’t wait to play!

  26. Phil says:

    Games are fun. Fun is good, put me down if you could!

  27. TRANG NGUYEN says:

    I’d love to play the game Andy. From the moment I started with ABFM 4 years ago, my life has changed significantly and continuous changing for the better.
    I’ll support you all the way in order to brining more people into the life of living consciousness and being in the moment… that’s where all the magic happens and life is fill of fulfilment and happiness.
    Thank you for your continuous work on many methods to help us all.
    I trust your game will achieve even better result than you imagined it to be.
    Much love

  28. Ruth Duffield says:

    I definitely want to purchase a game and come to the launch please.

  29. RichardTeare says:

    I’d love to come to the event Andy!
    Looks like a real fun game to play!

  30. Shabs says:

    I would love to attend. I am based in London.

  31. Michele says:

    I would love the opportunity to participate in that special day which you described; unfortunately, I reside in the USA and would not be able to make the journey. I would be more than happy to help “test” the game and provide you with feedback on various demographic usage in exchange for a free or discounted game set! I’m also quite willing to do the same at full price, especially if I could get one of the limited sets! I’ve only recently received my physical copies of the Bug Free Mind books and am about halfway into Creating a Bug Free Mind, it’s even better than I had hoped it would be! I’ve had the digitals all along, but I really need that feel of paper against my fingers and the weight of the book in my hands to fully get into a book. I am going to heed your advice though, which is why I did go forward with the purchase of the digital version, and on my second read through, I will occupy the two together. Anyway, back to the game, I would really appreciate the opportunity to get my hands on a set, especially the limited edition!
    Thank you for helping me see things more clearly,
    Michele Sifuentes

  32. Ron says:

    Hey Andy,
    I admire the fact that you’re always thinking of and working with your team on new and better ways to help us with our quest for the Bug Free Mind.
    Though not everyone I speak with is on the same page as I am with regards to personal development, I’m certain most of my friends enjoy social time around a board game, so count me in for the purchase of one of them. If timing allows, I’d fly over the pond to be at the event when you launch, but I’d need some heads up time to get my plans in order. By all means, keep me posted.
    Kind Regards,
    Ron B.C. Canada

  33. haya says:

    I would like to buy this game

  34. Mark Beckles says:

    Hi, Andy

    It sounds like a great game. I’m assuming it’s a game where everyone “wins”. I would really be interested in seeing exactly how it works in principle, and I desire to attend the one day event.

    Thank you for attracting me to ABFM and thank you for the “Creating A Bug Free Mind” audio. I am still studying it, slowly but deliberately. I find that every time I repeat a chapter, I become even more enlightened. Thank you 🙂

    1. Andy Shaw says:

      Thank you Mark, I love to hear it’s doing what I intended it to do.

      Best wishes,


  35. Kate says:

    Yes please! This is genius!

  36. Tracy says:

    Looks great – and so much needed ………….. looking forward to playing it real soon

  37. Paul Godden says:

    Congratulations Andy. There’s obviously a lot of interest and support as evidenced by the messages posted here.

    I’m looking forward to it’s release and will be another purchaser (and will promote to my network as well).

    Stay amazing.


  38. Ryan says:

    Dear Andy,

    shut up and take my money! 🙂 While I probably won’t be available for an in-person event, I definitely want to know when the game becomes available because I want a copy. Please keep us informed.

  39. David shaw says:

    What a great idea! Another way to absorb the bug free info. Looking forward to playing it.

  40. Michelle Stewart says:

    Love the Bug free mind books and community, it would be my pleasure to attend and try out this board game.

  41. Adriana says:

    Hi Andy,
    This is amazing! Congratulations! Please put me on the list for one. Please also put my name down for that launch date.
    Thank you for all you do!

  42. Steph says:

    What a fantastic idea – I Love IT – count me in please 🙂

  43. Neil says:

    This is a brilliant idea! I’d love to join the event if online attendance is possible. If it’s not, that’s fine too. Please keep updating us about its progress! I’ll definitely buy the prototype as soon as it’s on the market.

    As always, thank you for all of what you do.

  44. Neikka says:

    I’m in, in fact I can’t wait for it, I love a good board game.

  45. Mark Quibell says:

    Great idea Andy.

    A game that is not only fun but one that will also have a positive impact on the minds of those playing is genius, well done!

    Mark Quibell
    Author of ‘Master Your Mind Master Your Life’

    P.S. I would love to attend your event – please keep me posted 🙂

  46. Andy Kidd says:

    Looking forward to this, Andy, Would like to be kept up to date about the open day. Cheers 🙂

  47. Terry says:

    Hi Andy,

    Sounds exciting. I would love an invite to the open day event. Keep me posted!

  48. J Brecher says:

    I’ll attend if you stream it to NYC!
    Please keep me posted about when the 1st edition will be available, thanks!

  49. Yvette says:

    Hi Andy, brilliant idea. Sign me up for launch day, I’d love to be there and to have a limited edition of the game. I’m looking forward to it. Warm regards, Yvette xxx

  50. Orhan says:

    Thank you Andy for your amazingly efficient thinking structure, l had a quote to share with you, one l wrote over 15 years ago and your program make me think of it: l want to become who l was when l wanted to be what l’m now….

    1. Andy Shaw says:


  51. Jason Burwood says:

    It’s great to see such a positive response to our game, I have spent many many days creating it with the intention of giving my fellow Bug Free Mind friends another way to absorb Andy’s great teachings and a way to subtly share it with family and friends. The launch day will be great fun I think and I really look forward to meeting those who can make it.
    Best wishes

    1. Andy Shaw says:

      Yes you read this right, this is Jason the person who is mainly behind the game. I’m sure he’ll be happy to answer any questions if you have them.

  52. Andrew Kavanagh says:

    Love it Andy… Just as relevant the world over and I can’t thank you enough for getting me back on track here in Queensland Australia. Would love to pass your message on to as many as I can and a board game is another fantastic tool to share and have fun in the process.

  53. Kim says:

    This sounds perfick and I would love to come to the live event. Please add me to your list.

  54. gillian says:

    What a great idea. Would love to attend your launch. Good luck Gillian

  55. Ingrid H says:

    Great idea with a game.
    I’m very interested in the launch event in UK

    Regards Ingrid

  56. raheem saviour says:

    thanks mr andy! hopefully by then i will get all my paper works together so that i can be their for the launch of that wonderful game!!!

  57. Doyle Ward says:

    I love a bug free mind and I love games. Now you’re making a bug free mind game? I’m in heaven. Keep me informed. I want a copy. That is ingenious. I am officially excited now.


  58. Santina says:

    Hi Andy, Yes we would love to buy a game! I’d love to come to the UK for some fun & it would be great to see you! Santina

  59. Bob Pike says:

    Please add me to your game launch list Andy!

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