14 Days is a 2-player tabletop game about managing chronic pain.
In the game, you’ll play out two weeks in the life of a person with migraines. You’ll schedule your life one day at a time, juggling work, relationships, and hobbies around the reality of unpredictable pain. The game plays in 45 mins to an hour, followed by a discussion section at the end.
Who Is This Game For?
Though 14 Days centers around migraines, you don’t have to know anything about migraines to play. Some folks who played and enjoyed the game include:
- People who experience migraines or other chronic pain conditions
- The friends and family members of people with chronic migraines
- People interested in a deeper look at the day-to-day impact of chronic pain
- Folks who enjoy tabletop games!
We designed 14 Days with a focus on migraines because the subject matter is personal, and it’s one we can present with confidence.
The mechanics of the game are based on the unpredictability of migraines and the medications, rebound headaches, and misconceptions. However, there are many types of chronic pain that impact and reshape people’s lives. We hope 14 days can serve as a resource for building empathy and understanding.
14 Days isn’t a game about describing pain. It’s a game about balancing the responsibilities of everyday life when you don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
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