Introducing the first board game truly developed for people with dementia, with people with dementia, to focus on the power of life-storytelling and mindfulness to build wellbeing.
The result of a European-funded research and design project to positively affect the wellbeing and confidence of those with dementia, this wonderful game was produced as a collaboration between the MinD project (led by academics from Manchester Metropolitan University, partnering with the University of Wolverhampton, the NHS and Alzheimer Europe) and Relish, in consultation and review with over 100 people with early to mid-stage dementia across the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.
A first of its kind, our brand-new life-storytelling boardgame uses conversation as a way of exploring your life from childhood through the present and into the future. It invites you to think and talk about who you are, your experiences, feelings and values and what you have done and want to do, supporting those all-important feelings of identity, independence and sense of purpose, while building closer relationships.
It's a cooperative game, where all players share their stories and explore their life with each other. Play with friends, family, groups or anyone you choose to.
Designed and researched alongside people with dementia, this game features bright, contrasting colours, clear recognisable shapes, a large typeface and easily holdable cards for those with reduced dexterity.
Key product details:
- 1 x large wooden dice: 35mm x 35mm
- 66 x large cards for easier handling: 100mm x 70mm
- Large counters designed for dexterity difficulties
- 1 x Card tray to hold cards during the game
- Unlocks personal stories
- Strengthens personal connections
- Nurtures mind and body
- Instructions provided
How to play:
Each player takes a turn by throwing the dice, moving the counter, and selecting a card, to read out and answer a question card about their life experiences. Divided into the decades of life, players answer questions that provide conversation starters about memories and the future, favourite activities, the people in their lives, personal skills, likes and values, dreams and wishes.
All parts of the game can be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth
310mm x 270mm x 50mm
Board: 297mm x 420mm
Cards: 100mm x 70mm
Die: 35mm x 35mm
Counters: 30mm x 14mm