A group of students in Thailand developed a board game aimed at reducing a global problem: teen pregnancy. The game, called ‘Fortune Condom’, presents real-life scenarios associated with teen pregnancy. After drawing a card, players are presented with the ‘right card’ or ‘wrong card’; one offers contraception and counseling while the other results in teen pregnancy and its associated challenges.
The game’s creators hope it can make discussing safe sex a little bit easier. It was first made for the Thammasat-Banpu Innovative Learning Programme, a contest where students make their own board games about a social issue. “We wanted to clarify the difficulties that arise when you get pregnant before you’re ready”, said one of its creators, Pakawadeee Panil.