CULTURE SHOCK 

WE ARE ALL CHASING THE AMERICAN DREAM

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ABOUT THE GAME

COMING SOON!

The United States is a giant melting pot. It can be said that we are a country made up immigrants. In fact, everyone here is an immigrant except for the Native Americans of course. Being a giant melting pot means the United States is rich with different cultures, ethnicities, skin tones, religions, and languages. These are the things that make the US great! Each ethnic group comes with it’s own set of advantages, disadvantages, and challenges, no one is exempt. However, we do all have one thing in common, we are all chasing the American Dream. You know, a decent sized home, a nice retirement fund, children that have grown up to become good and healthy citizens, and a good vacation from time to time. In this game you will navigate some of the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges that come along with each ethnic group or race in the United States. The object of the game is to see if you can reach the “American Dream” depicted by the big house in the center of the board first! So, buckle up, it’s going to be a crazy ride!

ACCEPTING CARD SUBMISSIONS

Each player in the game will receive 3 decks of cards, an Advantage deck, a Disadvantage deck, and a challenge deck. For example an Advantage card for the Indian American family might say " When you came to the United States for graduate school you realized that many of your American classmates have jobs while attending school. In your culture, working is something you do after graduation. As a result you are able to focus all of your attention on your studies, move ahead 3 spaces". 

 

 

 

The cards found in the Beta game were derived from REAL stories and REAL experiences. However, we need more! Please share any all of of the cultural specific advantages and disadvantages you have faced in the skin you are in! Your submission does not have to be in game form, in can be a story, a paragraph, or just a few sentences. There is no limit to how many submissions you can make, the more the better and the shorter the better. If you would like to remain anonymous please put "anonymous" and "the cultural/ethnic group" to which you identify in the subject line of your message. Otherwise if your submission makes the cut, we would like to give you credit for your submission. 

The second round of beta testing is complete and after your submissions we will be on to round 3!