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Playing With Trust is a very unique board game/digital game that encourages the playful use of public spaces

Developed during the Covid-19 pandemic, Playing With Trust was created as a board game that takes public health advice seriously whilst recognising people of all ages still need to play. The game was designed to support people's health and wellbeing by encouraging safe play in public spaces whilst incorporating the advice to maintain a recommended safe physical distance of 2 metres apart from e...

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Developed during the Covid-19 pandemic, Playing With Trust was created as a board game that takes public health advice seriously whilst r...

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There is no funding available for this idea in Ireland, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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Playing With Trust creates and celebrates opportunities for social interaction as people adapt to living with social distancing. It has a positive impact on people's perception of socializing in public spaces. As we all adopt new social habits it...

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Playing with Trust
Caio Vassão
Metadesign Ecosystems Specialist - São Paulo

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Great for

  • People that want to get to know their neighbours
  • People that want to bring people together
  • People curious about digital tech
  • People keen to reconnect with their city
  • People that want to play

Playing with Trust project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Read the Guide
  • People and Places
  • Download the instructions
  • Download the App
  • Spread the word!


Suggested: Between 2 & 4 weeks for a group to install the game's infrastructure (includes planning, mobilizing & implementing the game ) A weekly commitment of 4 to 8 hours will ensure people in your community can play 24/7!


More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Playing with Trust

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Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to Playing with Trust, a fun game to discover more about your surroundings and safely connect with others in your neighborhood! We want to connect people with where they live and by doing so, create more empathetic, playful, cohesive and democratic cities. Bringing people together while maintaining all safety measures in the COVID-19 pandemic is also important so we've been sure to factor that in. Learn more about how to Play with Trust in your community!

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133 Playing with Trust projects have already been started

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