My Gift of Grace conversation game was developed by the team at The Action Mill in the US to help people engage in conversations about life and death.
It was funded with the help of contributions from Final Fling and the others who backed this Kickstarter crowdfunded project.
In the box, you’ll find an instruction sheet, 47 Question Cards, and 24 Thank You Chips. During each turn, all the players have a chance to share their answers to the same question, trading chips as part of the game play.
Questions in the game cover a wide variety of topics about living and dying well, and games can last anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours or more.
The game can be played by families, co-workers, teams, strangers, or a mix of any of these. There are no age restrictions or experiences you need to have before you play. The game adjusts itself to the level of comfort of the players and to how long a group wishes to play.
But, a description of a game doesn’t really tell you what the experience is like. Reading the rules to Monopoly won’t tell you about the fights it might cause with your sister. You can read a library of books on poker and you won’t find the tall tale your best friend shares after the third hand. You can read our testimonials to get a taste of what kinds of conversations you’ll have with My Gift of Grace, but the best way to understand the game is to play it.
About the designers
The Action Mill is a Philadelphia-based innovation firm working to improve end of life communication and decision-making. We believe that with practice anyone can have good conversations about what they value in life and their wishes for the ends of their lives — and that these conversations make everyone’s lives better. The Action Mill is the provider of the Common Practice suite of products and services that help everyone to become skillful and comfortable with these conversations.