“What are the four most important things in your life?” “What do you think life will be like in 100 years?” The Ungame is a non-competitive communications game that uses questions such as these to prompt the sharing of values, thoughts, feelings and ideas among friends, family members and acquaintances. It can be used as an ice breaker and conversation starter for congregational gatherings, retreats or other group formation occasions, or to foster deep conversation around the family table. Created over forty years ago by Rhea Zakich, a spiritual director, author and teacher, The Ungame comes in two formats. The board format is available in Standard, Christian and Catholic versions. The pocket format, which uses cards alone, comes in versions tailored for All Ages, Couples, Families, Teens, Kids, Christians, Twenty-Somethings and Seniors. The Ungame can be played with 2-6 players by persons aged 5 and older. Visit the website for suggestions on variations of The Ungame.
Reviewed by Marie F. Fleming