Rise Up: Board Game Designed For Activists To Practice Building Movements

Board games have a history in social justice movements. Even Monopoly was originally created to teach players about inequality and the problems capitalism can create. A new game, inspired by those roots, is designed to let players practice building a social movement.

“There are a lot of games about conquest and exploitation that people play all the time,” says Brian Van Slyke, game designer for TESA Collective, a worker cooperative that creates resources for social change. “We wanted to almost pose a counterpoint to games like Risk.”