What is the Down Syndrome Game?
It is an online educational game that is fun with a serious objective. It is a simple online board game that is very easy to understand and to play.
Anyone can run a game and it only takes 15-45 minutes to play. The game works through a web browser so you don’t have to download anything, all you need is an internet connection.
It is played by up to 4 teams or individuals and it encourages the players to discuss and explore key aspects of Down syndrome. The game is competitive and collaborative, it encourages players to engage in active discussions about Down syndrome.
Teams take turns to answer questions about Down syndrome and then discuss the answers that the game presents. Points are awarded for correct answers. The game presents photographs of children and young adults who have Down syndrome.
If all the players are in the same room, we recommend that the game is presented on a big screen that everyone can see. If some or all of the players are in different locations the game can be played during video meetings by sharing the facilitator’s screen.
We recommend that any young people playing the game are supported by an adult to help them understand the information presented within the game.
The game is free to play. Just follow this link to start your first game: