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Gift guide for activists and change-makers

It can be hard to find the perfect gift for people who care about changing the world. Whether you’re looking for a gift that is ethically made, or is about making the world a better place, we’ve got you covered. Giving a present that reflects your family and friends’ values will be the most meaningful gift of all. From board games to apparel, there are a ton of gift ideas below – all of them about making the world a better place!

Space Cats Fight Fascism: The Board Game

Space Cats Fight Fascism: The Board Game is exactly what it sounds like. You play as a band of rebel cats trying to stop fascists from taking over the galaxy! Lead the feline resistance to stop the fascist Rat Pack from seizing power – while building a new galaxy where all species are free together.

Usually $40, Space Cats Fight Fascism is on sale for $29.

STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion

STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion

STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion is a strategic, cooperative, and beautifully-illustrated board game for 2 – 4 players about building a city-wide rebellion to stop a mega-corporation’s takeover.

Usually $45, STRIKE! is currently on sale for $35.

Rise Up: The Game of People & Power

Rise up laid out and ready to play

In Rise Up: The Game of People & Power, players use cards like “Massive March,” “Protest Song,” and “Building Community” to launch a campaign to bring about the change they want to see in the world.

Two versions come in the box: a strategy version for game nights, and a simplified version for young kids and educational settings!

Usually $39, Rise Up is on sale for $27.

Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives

In Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, players work together to launch a cooperative and strive for economic justice in their community. Everyone wins or loses together!

Usually $39, Co-opoly is on sale for $29.

Loud & Proud: The Fast Paced Social Justice Word Game

In Loud & Proud, everyone sits in a circle, taking turns flipping over cards with different social justice words and phrases, causing players to face off. Your card might say “Civil Rights Leader,” and their card might say “Renewable Energy”—the first player to correctly answer the other player’s prompt (“Rosa Parks!” or “Wind!”) wins the card. What ensues is shouting, laughing, high-fives, and the opportunity for important conversations.

Loud & Proud (usually $30, currently $25) was out of print for nearly two-years, but we have just updated it and brought it back!

Game Changer: The Game of Activist Tactics

Game Changer is a fun, funny, and fast card game about and for direct action organizing that engages players’ radical imagination. Plus, it’s super easy to learn. Each round, one player is the Decider, and the other players must try to convince them that their protest tactic is the best one for the situation. But watch out for the Game Changer cards, which – well – change the game!

Normally $35, Game Changer is on sale for $29.

Raised Paw Shirt and Hoodie (Unisex)

Raised paw shirt and hoodie

Take your fight against the Rat Pack on the go with you with this “Raised Paw” shirt or hoodie inspired by Space Cats Fight Fascism ($7 off normal price).

Laser Eyes Shirt or Hoodie (Unisex)

We loved this “Laser Eyes” art from Space Cats too much, we couldn’t resist putting it on a shirt and hoodie. ($7 off normal price).

STRIKE! Shirt (Unisex)

Show off your labor pride with this STRIKE! shirt. ($10 off normal price.)

Co-ops Rock Shirt (Unisex)

Make sure the whole world knows about your co-op pride with this specially designed “Co-ops Rock!” t-shirt. ($5 off normal price.)

Rise Up Baby One-Piece

Teach them while they’re young! This baby short sleeve one piece features art from our game Rise Up. ($5 off normal price.)


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Support Our Work

TESA is proud to lead the development of games, tools, and programs for social change. You can support our work while having fun: buy our games about changing the world. You can also donate directly to us to help us create more games and tools for social change. TESA can also work with you to build a game, program, or tool for your cause!