On August 7th, in Half Moon Bay, CA, the Knowsy® board game was integrated into their National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign where millions of neighbors in the US host neighborhood events on the first Tuesday in August; hundreds of residents across 17 different neighborhoods (15 English and 2 Spanish versions) came together during a city-wide Day of Play to use Knowsy as a means of connecting with those they lived nearest to but sometimes never had the opportunity to truly get to know.
Our dream is a National "Day of Play" where communities across the nation play Knowsy® to build empathy and connections with people they may have otherwise never taken the time to get to know. When we lose empathy and compassion our communities crumble. We've seen that when members of conflicting groups take the time to actually get to know each other they build this empathy and compassion that is lacking in so many places today. Given enough time, we find similarities that help us come together.
Unfortunately, it's hard to just walk up to a stranger and tell them something about yourself.
However, it has been said that "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation".
We've found this to be particularly true with Knowsy®. Our team hopes to heal broken communities, restore kindness to society and build friendly connections among people with Knowsy®.
Step 1? Start with these cities. Step 2? Expand to every city in America!
Please visit our GoFundMe here to make contributions to our Knowsy® national Day of Play dream or visit our corporate sponsorship page to become a Knowsy® partner!