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Amity

  • Prizes
    Winner in Toy Design/Board Game
  • Lead Designer
    Amity Team
  • Design Team
    Callan McGill, Sophie Dukes, Hayley Stout, James Krasner
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Benjamin Kirkland, Elham Morshedzadeh
  • University
    Virginia Tech

This is Amity, the board game console designed to provide a fun shared experience between players and their loved ones. The board uses physical playing pieces and integrated video calling to provide meaningful engagement despite any distance.

Data shows that almost a quarter of adults over the age of 65 are considered to be socially isolated. Social isolation is associated with a 50% increased risk of dementia and other serious medical conditions.

Even though the players may be far apart, Amity brings people together over the shared experience of a friendly game.

Photo Credit: Amity Team
Credits: Benjamin Kirkland, Elham Morshedzadeh