ISABELLE GARBANI

“Life: Immigration Game” takes the original Milton Bradley “Game of Life”, and replaces the game tiles with new pieces which are related and relevant to the life of an immigrant to the United States. The game aims to educate native-born residents of the United States about the difficulties and joys of immigrating to America: all the cultural misunderstandings and rejections, the loss of a sense of home and belonging, as well as new opportunities and cultural freedom that come with making this radical change in one's life.

The game comes in the original box, and is meant to be discovered by accident in game cafes. It is currently available at Caffè Café located at 8401 3rd Ave in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. More information about the game can be found at www.LifeImmigrationGame.com.

 

Life: Immigration Game
Top view of the game board
20 x 24"
2018

Life: Immigration Game
 
Life: Immigration Game
 

Life: Immigration Game
Launch of the game at Caffè Café in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
July 12, 2018

Life: Immigration Game
 
Life: Immigration Game
 
Life: Immigration Game
 
Life: Immigration Game
 
Life: Immigration Game
 
Life: Immigration Game
 
Life: Immigration Game
 

Life: Immigration Game
Play-testing session at Stand4 Gallery, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with the first proto-type of the game.
June 2017

Life: Immigration Game
 

Life: Immigration Game
Play-testing session at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY.
2017

Life: Immigration Game
 

Life: Immigration Game
Play-testing session at Wagner College for the IMPACT Conference, Staten Island NY.
March 2018

Life: Immigration Game