Big news about My Gift of Grace (and a big thank you to our Kickstarter backers!)
Dear Kickstarter Backer,
This is a busy month for us, but we wanted to pause and note a milestone: we’ve sold out of our first batch of 2,000 My Gift... Read more
An interview with the designers of My Gift of Grace, plus get your orders in for National Healthcare Decisions Day
A brief update from the My Gift of Grace team:
- Good Grief with Cheryl Joneshas an interview out today with Jethro and Nick, two of the designers of My... Read more
Just 2 weeks left to join people across the country for My Gift of Game Night
Organize your own National Healthcare Decisions Day Game Night today
In just two weeks, people from California to Massachusetts, Michigan to Texas will be gathering to play My Gift of... Read more
How do people talk about hospice on Twitter? Plus: register your Game Night
Question #28 in My Gift of Grace is “What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘hospice’?”
Today we’re exploring the question of how... Read more
Plan your My Gift of Grace Game Night for April 16th
How can we help each other get unstuck and start important conversations about living and dying well? By doing it together.
This year, we’re inviting you to celebrate National Healthcare... Read more
47 questions, unlimited answers
A new blog post about the My Gift of Grace questions
There are 47 Question Cards in My Gift of Grace covering a wide variety of topics. Many of them... Read more
What grace means to me
We get asked about the name of our game, My Gift of Grace, a lot. We’ll cover why we use the word “gift” in a future update, but right now,... Read more
My Gift of Grace on the road, plus international shipping
My Gift of Grace: Road Trip
Recently, we got a message from Katey, who reported that she and a friend played My Gift of Grace on a holiday road trip... Read more
“I asked my husband and our 12-year old son to play.”
We’ve been getting emails and calls from people who have played My Gift of Grace – with their friends, parents, children, co-workers, and even strangers.
We’ll be sharing these stories... Read more
How to ask your family and friends to play My Gift of Grace with you
“I want to play My Gift of Grace with my family, but I’m not sure how to introduce it.”
We hear this a lot. My Gift of Grace can help... Read more
Great article on My Gift of Grace, with quotes from Dr. Ira Byock
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an article on My Gift of Grace earlier this week, including quotes from one of our backers:
"I just love the fact that they're... Read more
My Gift of Grace is shipping
The snow hit us hard in Pennsylvania last week, but thanks to our fulfillment partners the first round of My Gift of Grace shipments went out last Friday. 254 sets... Read more
Production is complete, and our online store has launched!
This is it! Today the boxes — the final component of My Gift of Grace — arrived in Pennsylvania. In the next two days, we’ll be assembling 2,000 games, and... Read more
Printing, proofing, and another great Kickstarter campaign
Last week, when we sent you our update we were about to head out to do a press check for the wraps for the My Gift of Grace boxes. That... Read more
My Gift of Grace production has begun!
It’s a busy time here at The Action Mill: production of My Gift of Grace has begun!
Each component of My Gift of Grace is being printed and manufactured... Read more
Update: photos and fun with My Gift of Grace
Last week, as part of the Design Philadelphia festival, we held a game night in our Philadelphia design studio. Fifteen people played in three separate games, and we got some... Read more
Delivery, updates, and a few more questions to test drive
An update on delivery of Kickstarter rewards
Before we get to this week’s update, we have an update on delivery of My Gift of Grace. Over the last two months... Read more
Reminder: Join us for game night in Philadelphia tomorrow, Oct. 16th
We’ll be holding a game night tomorrow at our design studio in Philadelphia. If you’re in the area, please come by to try out the game and meet the designers... Read more
Join us next week to play My Gift of Grace in Philadelphia
Next week we’ll be hosting a game night as part of the Design Philadelphia festival, and we’d love for you to join us! We’ll have near-final versions of My Gift... Read more
Last chance to playtest, plus test-drive new questions
We’re headed into the home stretch on designing My Gift of Grace. This week we had playtests in New York, Northampton, Philadelphia and our backers led playtests in Seattle and... Read more
Try out My Gift of Grace and submit your questions
All four members of the My Gift of Grace team were together in Philadelphia this week working on the game. We spent time reviewing past playtesting sessions and feedback from... Read more
Download the My Gift of Grace prototype and play the game today
We’ve been telling you about our playtests of My Gift of Grace in Boston, New York and Philadelphia for weeks now, and we’re finally ready for the rest of world... Read more
All new questions, and a chance to submit your own
If you’ve ever tried to write down instructions for someone else, you know how tricky it can be to convey what you want people do in writing. That’s a big... Read more
Your chance to submit questions, plus playtesting My Gift of Grace with chaplains and other friends
We had a great week of playtesting My Gift of Grace this week! Three separate gatherings tested out the game and gave us feedback that helped us make improvements and... Read more
User testing in Boston, New York and Philadelphia, plus more question cards!
We’re getting set to do a wider test of My Gift of Grace next week, and we’d like you to join in! We’re looking for folks to test out the... Read more
Your first chance to test drive questions
The design and testing phase for My Gift of Grace continued this week, and we’re making great progress! Here’s an update on what our team has been up to, and... Read more
Game design sessions, and a survey for you
It’s been exactly one week since the end of our Kickstarter campaign to fund My Gift of Grace, the game that helps people talk about death. Now that the fundraising... Read more
Final Hours for My Gift of Grace!
The minutes are ticking away on our Kickstarter campaign!At 5pm Eastern Time today, no more backers will be accepted, so if you know anyone who might want the game... Read more
Deadline for My Gift of Grace approaching fast!
Two things to share with you on the second-to-last day of the My Gift of Grace Kickstarter campaign:
First: This is the second to last day! Friday at 5pm Eastern... Read more
It takes a team to make a game!
In our Kickstarter video, you met the four people behind My Gift of Grace, but there are a lot of other people who will come together to make this game.... Read more
Dr. Ira Byock backs My Gift of Grace
As of this afternoon, 311 people have backed My Gift of Grace. And #309 sent this message:
Too many Americans die badly, in ways they would never have wanted, because... Read more
Made in Rhode Island
One of the first things we did when we started designing My Gift of Grace was to look at the “made in” labels on other card games. What we found... Read more
More coverage, and a big boost!
As of this afternoon, there are 244 people backing My Gift of Grace! 244 people who have stepped up to make My Gift of Grace happen, and you’re getting attention... Read more
New HuffPost article on My Gift of Grace
There’s a great new article out today about My Gift of Grace in the Huffington Post: http://huff.to/1e5Fylo
Please check it out and share it with your friends!
Start your conversation... Read more
In memory of Rhoda
We are sad to announce that Jethro’s grandmother, Rhoda, died on Sunday morning. She was 93.
If you’ve watched our Kickstarter video, you know that we designed My Gift of... Read more
The WHYY program Newsworks featured My Gift of Grace last night, and they produced a short video along with the segment.
Reporter Maiken Scott interviewed Penn Medicine palliative care physician... Read more