Social games are a unique combination of participation and play that help people function better together

 
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Boosting empathy in communities across the UK and USA

Storybox is a multiplayer story sharing game designed with 40 community organisations to stimulate understanding and empathy between groups of people who’ve never met.

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Activating civic participation and community decision-making

Cove Conversations is a long-form series of games designed with a local authority to activate civic participation and foster collective ownership over local issues amongst residents.

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Strengthening relationships in the workplace

Dialogue is a workplace game designed with a national charity to help address dysfunctional relationships and activate employees to work towards a more cohesive organisation.


 

Our evidence-based approach is grounded in game studies and social science

 
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Social games have the potential to make real change in the lives of people playing. To make this happen, we build-in things like challenge and competition which encourage people to do and say things out of the ordinary. These simple mechanics open up spaces for connections to be formed; perspectives to be challenged; and for attitudes to adapt.


 

We're continually exploring how social games can make positive change

 

Playful reflection & cooperation

Race to Space is an adaptation of a familiar board game, designed to strengthen relationships between young people enrolled in a personal development programme. The game stimulates players to share life experiences, reflect on their meaning and cooperate in order to win. We’re play-testing this game right now - contact us to get involved.

Connecting strangers

Glimpse is a multiplayer card game designed for players who’ve never met to view things from each other’s perspective and find commonalities between experiences. It’s the first game in a programme of playful activities we’re developing with a housing association, to support their resident engagement activities.


 

These are our makers, players and funders

Every time we develop a game, we're guided by the knowledge and expertise of our partners and players. What matters most, is that everyone participates to make meaningful change through play.