Outside! is a board game about life on the street. Development of the game started at the end of 2015. Above all, it is meant as an entertaining way to raise awareness about the issue of extreme poverty through the discovery of the reality faced on a daily basis by homeless people, which is quite unimaginable for the general public. The project stems from a homeless person’s observation: people who don’t live on the street have no idea what living on the street is really like.
The goal of this game is twofold: make the general public aware of this reality, and let homeless people share their experiences. They are the very conceivers of the game, with their stories, positive or negative, their tricks of the trade, and their knowledge of this way of life. The game is as realistic as possible and allows a character to develop in response to event cards, which represent stories and situations from the real-life experience of homeless people.
In 2019, DoucheFLUX was looking for a partner to market its board game Outside!. Two opportunities arose. First, the NGO CNCD-11.11.11 offered to include ‘Outside!’ in its “Global inequalities” educational kit, comprising materials from twenty NGOs. A total of 700 boxes will be distributed to teachers and youth leaders. A partnership has also been established with the NGO Cultures & Santé, which will contribute its expertise in the creation of educational tools related to promoting health. In 2020, ‘Outside!’ will finally be available to the general public in its best shape!
Video : Outside! at Brussels Games Festival in August 2016