Mary’s Work on Awkward Moment featured in “Playing Through Pandemics”

“Some researchers, scientists and humanitarians on the front lines of natural disasters even say their life-saving work could be made much easier โ€” by our play.”

A recent article for the Weather Channel written by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and titled “Plaything Through Pandemics” discusses the ways in which board games can tackle real-world issues. One of those board games featured in the piece is our very own Awkward Moment! Hongoltz-Hetling refers to Mary’s approach when designing Awkward Moment and other games and how she likes to subvert expectations to invite conversation rather than forcing it.

The full article can be found here.