Talk Amongst Yourselves is a conversational board game focused around using dark humour to make discussions about medical information less worrisome and fun.
The concept behind Talk Amongst Yourselves is to use dark humour to subvert and distract from the anxiety and awkwardness that comes with having necessary conversations about medical issues. The idea came from my friends and even my own personal health scares, which recently included an onset chronic illness, that I had to explain to my friends and family. The idea of explaining to people that you’re in pain, might need assistance, or even what medication you are on can be frightening not just to the sufferer but for those who are being told. They might not know what to say, do, or how to approach the conversation.
That’s where Talk Amongst Yourselves comes in.
The game is made of cards themed around darkly humorous doctors' notes that are used in real medical settings. As each player answers a question, the cards can be cashed in to build a skeleton which lights up. These elements of play and humour in amongst talking helps to break up the seriousness of the situation and helps to add a positive light on a potentially harsh conversation around needing help from both sides of the discussion.
What’s included in Talk Amongst Yourselves
The Board in Use
The Cards at Play
How does Talk Amongst Yourselves work?
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