Founder Michael Tennant worked with psychologists, journalists, and game developers to create this empathy-centered (and incredibly fun) card game. With a focus on conversation and connection, this edition explores questions of background, values, and views on important issues.
Actually Curious is a conversation card game and a movement to spread empathy, created as a tool to build deeper connections between friends and family, and even to yourself, using approachable question prompts. From its creator, Michael A. Tennant, Actually Curious has generated quite a bit of buzz and press over the past few years, even getting a shout-out from Beyoncé on her Black Parade list, and has catalyzed a whole movement around empathy.
The original Curiosity Edition is where the movement to spread empathy began. Based on the science of trust-building and emotional intelligence, this deck has four levels that help you get more vulnerable as you build trust.
The Curiosity Edition explores questions of background, values, and views on important issues like diversity & inclusion, the environment, and mental health.
🎨 Beautiful cards: The deck consists of 15 blue, 17 green, 12 yellow, 8 pink cards - 52 in total - inscribed with our beautifully illustrated motif.
📦 Pocket-sized and portable: The size of a standard playing card deck (though anything but the status quo) so you can bring empathy everywhere.
🌿 Eco-friendly & socially conscious: Produced with ethical labor and a sustainable paper supply, we are a family-led, Black-owned business.
The New York Times, Marie Claire, Goop, Refinery29, Hypebae, Cosmopolitan, NBC Today, Apartment Therapy, Bloomberg, Health, Beyonce’s Black Parade, and many more.
HOW IT WORKS
It’s simple: Start at the blue card questions, which are easy icebreakers, and work your way up to the most profound questions (the pink cards) meeting each other where you’re at and building trust on the way up.
Your group has to do a blue card to unlock the green level, a green card to unlock the yellow level, and a yellow card to unlock pink.
Explore each other’s background, values, and views on important issues
Facilitate conversations that foster vulnerability and trust
Strengthen your self-awareness and empathy
MORE ABOUT THE CURIOSITY EDITION
Inspired by the research of Dr. Arthur Arons and the “36 Questions that Lead to Love”, the Curiosity Edition uses science and psychology used by intimacy experts and conflict negotiators to help you build trust and empathy.
Dimensions: 0.67" x 2.68" x 3.66"
Weight: 0.2lbs. or 3.2oz.