Brave Champs

A new board game gives kids the chance to learn about everyday heroes thanks to one Naperville mom’s idea.

Since June, Niketa Jhaveri has been working to launch Brave Champs, a game that teaches kids about everyday champions like police officers and scientists.

Players roll a die and land on a square that corresponds to a card. They then have to guess the profession based on clues given by another player.

Jhaveri got the idea for the game when she was teaching one of her sons about the different people they would interact with throughout the day.

“It’s important that they meet these real champions because they are the ones that are going to inspire them,” said Jhaveri. “Today, we want our kids to be successful in their lives and they learn better when they have role models to look up to.”

Beyond having fun, Jahaveri says the game helps teach kids skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

“It feels great to invent something kids can have fun with and learn along the way,” said Jhaveri. “It enriches their vocabulary, their reading comprehension. It helps them with their reading skills and cooperative play.”

Brave Champs is now in the pre-ordering process. For more information, visit


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