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In our new free to download card game you’ll work as a team to explore your everyday rights. 

Because when we claim the right to talk about rights, we can make change happen. 

This pilot version of the game is co-designed, co-developed and co-owned by Kayleigh Rousell (Sheppey is Ours!), Hinda Mohamed (Intisaar), and Nic Cook (Difference NE) and Just Fair. 

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Play the game

Human Rights: Not a Game will open people’s eyes to why human rights really matter in everyday life.  Download it today or request a hardcopy and start using this innovative new resource for small group facilitation and awareness raising sessions. 

Take on a character and explore the impact of policy and power structures on their lives. What will be more powerful? The system or the people? Human Rights: Not a Game will create revealing conversations about our everyday human rights and how they are not being met.

Download it free today or request a hardcopy (£30 or £10 for small organisations*) and start using this new resource with your group.   

Hardcopy prices are per individual copy of the game and include 2nd class postage to the UK.

  • Individual activists and organisations with annual income under £25,000 per year: £10*
  • Organisations with annual income over £25,001 per year: £30

Organisations are also invited to ‘pay it forward’ and fund the production of additional copies of the game for small organisations or activists who have limited budgets and resources. You can ‘pay it forward’ in multiples of £30.

*at our discretion, the game may be provided free of charge according to need.

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THE PREMISE

You are a person living in a community in the UK with your neighbours. Throughout the game different events will occur that impact upon you and your neighbours in different ways. The aim of the game is to ride out the events.

To do this, you’ll need to claim your rights. But first, you need to figure out what these rights are, and whose rights are not being fulfilled – or possibly even straight up ignored – as you highlight where our systems may go wrong.


Together players discuss the impacts of the events on their ability to claim their rights, figure out who has responsibility to fulfil their rights (the ‘duty bearers’), and what actions you can take to make the situation better.

Hold the system to account to win a better future for all! 

Feedback

Tell us what you think! How could we improve the game? What (or who) should we add? What were your favourite things about playing the game?

Blogs

Read our blogs about the process of creating the game and testing it in our communities. 

Donate

Please consider donating to help us to produce more hardcopies of the game and to support our work to hold the UK Government and public authorities to account in relation to their human rights obligations. 

Credits

This pilot version of the game is co-designed, co-developed and co-owned by Kayleigh Rousell (Sheppey is Ours!), Hinda Mohamed (Intisaar), and Nic Cook (Difference NE) and Just Fair. It has been designed by Dan Farley. Our thanks to the Tudor Trust for and 4in10 for the funding that made the creation and distribution of this game possible. 

Note on accessibility

We are committed to accessibility. We realise that there is a long way to go to make a fully accessible version of this game. We have tried to keep it as simple as possible and will endeavour to create versions for all as the game develops. We hope there is plenty of room for interpreting the game in divergent ways, and finding ways that work.