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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Ask the family…

Updated: May 14, 2020

Fraying tempers over Monopoly yet? Lockdown might be bonanza-time for board games but just maybe this game will draw people together rather than fuelling any fights or feuds?!

From philosopher Alain de Botton's 'The School of Life' comes a game based on a set of penetrating question cards:

'The idea of family lies close to the meaning of life, but in practice, families do not always come together, or chat about what matters, or laugh as much or as often as they should. Everyone gets too busy, or it can feel hard to get into certain topics – and without anyone meaning to, occasions keep slipping by.'

The Family Game may be a solution and is described as follows:

'This is a game expressly designed to help family gatherings live up to our highest hopes. It consists of a host of questions that kick-start the best sorts of conversations: ones in which we reconnect, say things we always meant to, laugh warmly together – and remember why family counts.'



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