5 Reasons HerStory: The Board Game is My Go-To Gift This Christmas
It’s #1 on my holiday gift guide this year.
By Stacy Tornio
I’ve rarely felt so passionate about a board game. And by rarely, I mean never.
1. It’s cheaper than taking my family to the movies.
The last time I took my family to the movies, it cost me more than $100. I love that a $40 board game will give my family hours of entertainment. We never regret getting out a game and sitting down to play.
2. It’s screen-free time my kids will actually do.
Brains need breaks. While my teenage kids will complain the entire time leading up to screen-free time, it’s so good once we get into it. I don’t even mind their trash talk.
3. It gives back—girls around the world will get a better education because of it.
This game donates a portion of all proceeds to the Malala Fund. This amazing organization has the most beautiful, simple message—to educate more girls around the world. Malala is also featured in the game.
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4. It has a legit promise to celebrate diversity—and it delivers.
The game itself features 120 women in it. More than 50% of them are non-white and many of them are considered lesser-known. I’ve now played HerStory with many people, and the discovery that happens during the game is absolutely incredible.
5. Because as Lizzo says—it’s about damn time.
Fewer than 11% of K-12 textbook references are devoted to specific women (Whyy.org / PBS). We have to do a better job of giving women credit—and not just during Women’s History Month either.
This game has stolen my heart. And I hope it has the chance to make a great gift with your family and friends as well.
HerStory: The Family Board Game of Remarkable Women
LEARN in 5 minutes
PLAY in under an hour
CELEBRATE 120 iconic women