Better Me is a new approach to relationships and personal development. Using the principles of positive psychology, the game challenges players to take real world action to improve themselves and their life. It also strengthens relationships by helping people connect in a meaningful way.
The game creates amazing conversation, allowing players to quickly learn about themselves and their fellow players. And all in an encouraging and fun atmosphere, with no pressure or judgment permitted. When has a game asked you to share a past accomplishment that you're proud of, or a challenge that taught you a valuable lesson? When has a game challenged you to write a thank you letter to a loved one, or give a flower to a stranger?
Better Me also harnesses the power of accountability. Any player committing to an action must have an accountability partner to help them follow through. Both players write down the action, and the target completion date on their game sheet. These accountability partnerships are key to ensuring that players take action and grow. It's a game-ified mastermind/support group!
Players move around the game board and draw cards that prompt positive action and discussion. Players race to fulfill each of their five life areas, heart, mind, body, people and tangibles. Points are earned by giving a sincere compliment, sharing a story of an important lesson learned, committing to actions outside the game, etc. It's the new and engaging game to improve yourself, your health & happiness, and your relationships with friends, family, and coworkers, all while having fun!
Who Will You Play With? Family, Friends, Coworkers, Classmates, Teammates, Social Club, Mastermind Group, Counseling Clients, Therapy Groups...
Where Will You Play? School, Coffee Shop , Family Gathering, Convention, Dinner Party, Campground, Plane, Church, Pub...
Can you play this game with people you don't know well?
Answer: Absolutely! It's a great game to play with people you don't know very well as it helps you get to know them in a really short time. I think it was created with this in mind just as much as playing with people you do know.
How many players are needed to play this (minimum)?
How long does it take to play and can it be played as a family with a range of ages of children?
Answer: About 1-2 hours would be good, and children should be at least 14 years to play.
It takes cooperation and engagement.
By Russell Smith on October 15, 2015
I played this game several times, with friends and strangers and honestly I have never seen another game like it. Nothing even vaguely similar. It's fantastic. Rather than make a long wall of text about how I love it, I'll just tell you some amazing things that happened to me from playing this game:
- Made a whole bunch of really good friends (that I am still friends with today)
- Got familiar with a new town very quickly
- Attended a whole load of awesome social events, sports activities and more
- Learned to juggle
- Started a new business (developed my own Matcha Tea brand)
- Helped create a 3 month accountability group
- Outsourced the admin in my business and started to make more $$$
- Had a lot of fun!
Buy it, organise an event, and play it.
By Amy P on October 21, 2015
Better Me is definitely one of the best games I've ever played. I've played loads of times now - with friends in a coffee shop, and with my family on Skype, and I adore it.
My favourite thing is that you can skip the small talk and get to know the other players on a much deeper level, and form really genuine connections. This is great for me, as I'm quite a shy person - but never when playing Better Me. The cards make it OK to have the kind of conversations I *actually* want to have, like about our childhood dreams, what we're passionate about and what we stand for. We've had the best conversations. I've done loads of things with people I've met just by playing Better Me, like hiking up a mountain, going for picnics, playing together in a pub quiz, going to parties... I love it.
The self-betterment aspect is great for me, too. Since playing I have committed to take regular stretch breaks when working at my desk, remember to eat (!), wrote a letter of thanks to my mum, wrote an unsent letter of forgiveness to someone, sent a bunch of photographs to my grandma, bought a house plant, made a website that landed me a great new client.... loads more. You get an accountability partner to make sure you do the things you commit to doing, and that's probably why I've done so many things to improve myself, my relationships and my living situations. It makes you get up and actually DO them, instead of just thinking about it.
I think that Better Me would be great for anyone that wants to get to know people, like travellers, entrepreneurs, families, uni students living in halls for the first time, etc.