The number of gangs is on the rise, as is gang violence, with devastating impacts across the board. The STREETS board game was created to provide those in the streets and gang lifestyle with a first of its kind, non-judgmental, non-confrontational, enjoyable opportunity to reflect on, and to talk about their lifestyle choices in a way that brings understanding, insight, compassion, bonding and healing. The mission is to blaze new inroads into a deeper, more substantial dialogue, to provide participants with a deep and real experience of one another, to unite us in our humanity, and to reduce alienation and isolation. The STREETS game will help you feel, care, express, understand, dream, imagine, and be more of who you really are with one another. Masks fall away, and preconceived barriers disappear as players learn a great deal about themselves and each other, creating connections which have meaning and which heal trauma and wounds.
The STREETS board game offers a profound and lasting EXPERIENCE of insight, understanding, connection and self-expression, while also being fun and engaging. Participants like to play the game for hours at a time as it helps them to understand themselves, one another, and their world, while they bond and connect with one another. As participants share perspectives on widely ranging issues and engage in unusual and fun, creative interactions, they find themselves opening their hearts and minds, creating an environment in which everyone listens to one another on a much deeper level. This is where real positive and lasting change happens, and it happens with one another, from the inside out, not imposed from the outside in.
The STREETS board game is a sturdy, beautifully produced game. Each game contains 12 truth stones (playing pieces), 100 gold coins, velvet pouches, a vibrant game board, 8 pencils and drawing paper, a sand timer, two dice, and colorful game cards in seven categories which contain 525 questions, 60 awesome group activities/interactions, and 40 discussion prompts through which players journey together deep into their inner lives.
Each game is best played by 2 to 8 players at a time. For large groups, games can be placed on separate tables so there are groups spread throughout the room. The more the merrier as the group energy generates sparks and excitement! It is a fabulous “wisdom” tool for Credible Messengers or caring adults to play STREETS with Youth – so they can help to expand the dialogue, while imparting their own experience and hard-earned wisdom throughout game play.