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A game to get you thinking about your legacy and end of life wishes with your loved ones #morejoyplease
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Now and Then is a board game experience for 2-6 players. In most games, players take on roles and play out a fictional narrative. However, in Now and Then players play as themselves. 

The game is broken up into two halves, “Now” and “Then”. The first half focuses on your life today and how you got here, while the second half focuses on the rest of your life and beyond. Each half is made up of 8 challenges. 

These challenges take you on a journey through your past, present, and future – deepening your relationships with the other players and helping you develop your vision of the legacy you hope to leave. 













"Now and Then" is a turn-based game. Players take turns rolling the die and exploring the board. Each player has a few secret mission cards, and in order to win, they will need to collect the tokens that appear on their cards. 

Along the way, players can get Powerup Cards that let them move around the board faster by trading in tokens. They can earn tokens by landing on token spots (with the gold dots), or by completing Wild Card activities (fun mini-games and reflective questions that change up the flow of the game).

When a player lands on a token, it activates a Challenge, which all players do together. Each challenge involves five minutes of individual writing time followed by the opportunity to a share-out. The challenges are broken down into five categories: Care, Body, Ceremony, Treasures, and Legacy.

Click here to download the complete rule book. And here's an overview of the 16 challenges, as well as an example of what one of the cards looks like up close:










We met back in 2014 at The Future Project, an organization aiming to help people to become the best version of themselves. And while we possess a different set of technical skills, we've both dedicated our lives to helping people transform their own lives and the world around them.

Divine does this through the lens of Social Imagineering – creating immersive experiences that challenge norms and open up new possibilities, both for participants individually and for communities as a whole.

Joseph does this through the lens of Game Design – inventing products and active learning experiences that invite people to participate in meaningful conversations playfully, engaging with topics that cut to the core of what it means to be human.

Learn more about us at www.after.community


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Risks and challenges

We believe this is the exact kind of project that Kickstarter was made for – edgy, playful, deep, and directly pushing the frontier of what is currently on the market.

This will be our first time releasing a board game and already there have been a huge number of learnings. Given that there are still unknowns to be resolved between where we are now and final delivery, it would be irresponsible to not acknowledge the inherent risks that exist for us, specifically with regard to our assumptions about cost and production timeline.

That said, we've tested the game extensively, both in terms of the game mechanics and the challenges themselves – with friends and family, but also with strangers. Additionally, the game is relatively straightforward from a production perspective so we don't anticipate many complications. We're also very pleased to be making it available at what we believe to be a very affordable price, one that should make our game widely accessible but still bring in a good enough margin to fuel further growth down the line. Thank you!

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