Listen, observe, create
Our game design projects are led by our experienced facilitators to enable the group to express themselves and communicate truths about their lives.
Facilitators use their experience of inner city youth and playwork to create a safe space to share ideas and encourage participants to engage in a range of creative fun ways.
A project to create an educational resource needs at least 6 contact sessions (min 1 hour) with the design group.
Games as Social Educational Tools
Our World Too In 2019 UBG co-created this game with talented and perceptive young people (13-18 yr olds) across Hackney whose views and experiences are underrepresented. The theme of the design was countering extremist myths and narratives. As we talked about the experiences of young people in Hackney, it became clear that developing advanced critical thinking skills are necessary to maintain personal safety and to build community resilience against fake news and extremist narratives. Our World too is a playful and creative game that enables difficult conversations and builds resilient responses to real life extremist narratives.
Super Kids project In 2017 UBG consulted with young people in care about the issues that affect them. Care Leavers and UBG co-created a game that communicates how it really feels to grow up in care today and includes the rights and entitlements of young people in care.
Our main aim is to communicate people’s views and give them a voice. Adhering to a brief from our partners we incorporate the groups’ creative design ideas into new board games. By learning through play, young people and adults are able to produce interactive games that are fun, imaginative and exciting to play. The games are used by our partners as innovative social education tools.
A game designed by 100 young people in Hackney to enable open honest discussions about extremist and hateful narratives that the designers experience daily.
click below to order your copy and make a donation (suggested £35) each donation will enable us to reach more young people across the UK empower them through critical thinking.
A game designed by young people in care and care leavers in Wandsworth about how it really feels to grow up in care.
This game is available for purchase at £50.
Or you can book a training workshop for staff and young people with a game included: £150. Payment by invoice. Please contact us for more details.