Every Generation Game: Windrush Edition – Launch Night
July 14, 2018 @ 18:00 - 20:00 BST
Join us for the launch of Every Generation Game: Windrush Edition, a new storytelling board game designed to keep the experiences and stories of the Windrush Generation alive. The event is free to attend and donations to The Windrush Justice Fund will be gratefully welcomed on the night. Cakes and refreshments will be provided.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the MV Empire Windrush arriving in the UK, the game encourages families, friends and communities to share their heritage, history, identity and culture by telling stories.
The game was developed by Patrick Vernon OBE, family historian, founder of Every Generation Media and Windrush Generation campaigner, in partnership with educational games specialist Focus Games Ltd.
“I hope that the Windrush Game will raise awareness of the Windrush Generation and also the migration history of Britain to help ensure that everyone’s stories can be shared and remembered.” - Patrick Vernon OBE
“As firm believers in the power of board games to encourage group learning, we think this game is a wonderful way to ensure the history and stories of the Windrush Generation aren’t lost. It will help younger generations to understand how the Windrush Generation helped shape Britain.” - Melvin Bell, Director & Co-Founder, Focus Games.
The game encourages players to share their personal stories and use their imagination to invent stories sparked by picture cards and historical timelines provided in the game. These pictures and timelines illustrate key historical moments, highlighting the contributions of migrants to the development of multicultural Britain from 1900 to the present day. Players can also add their own photographs to personalise the game, creating a unique and special opportunity to share family history and stories.
The game encourages players to reminisce about the past and to explore and preserve individual and family histories through storytelling. It is a great way to:
- Share and preserve memories with family and friends
- Understand your family history
- Maintain identity and heritage
- Integrate past, present and future
- Understand other people’s history and heritage
Every Generation Game: Windrush Edition can be played at home, in schools, at community events, at work and by older people being cared for. It is especially useful as an educational resource to inspire learning about heritage, family and social history and the development of multicultural Britain.
20% of proceeds of the game will go to The Windrush Justice Fund.