We believe that playing games can allow people to see themselves as agents of change while creating memorable moments that inspire action.
A card deck with six mini-games for activists Just in time for the holidays, TESA Collective’s latest collaboration has arrived: Beautiful Trouble: A Strategy Card Deck! This exciting and adaptable deck contains over 100 cards and dozens of key strategies and tactics that have inspired centuries of people-powered victories. “A crucial resource for change-makers.” — Archbishop[…]
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[…]
How we built a game and interactive curriculum to support new members in a dog-walking cooperative.
We at The TESA Collective are excited to announce that we have teamed up with the labor rights organization Jobs with Justice for our next board game: STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion. We are thrilled to be developing this game in such close partnership with a nationally renowned leader on worker empowerment.
Not every board game is about fighting wars or ripping off your friends. There are games out there that are about changing the world – including the six below that we made! If you want your game night to reflect your values, these games will make people laugh, think, and strategize together about how we[…]
Social Justice Gift Ideas – Appreciate the Activists in Your Life This Holiday Season with Games and Books! This holiday season, buy gifts for activists that are not just thoughtful, but also support independent artists, makers, and movements. At the TESA Collective, a worker-owned cooperative and creators of Rise Up: The Game of People and[…]
Co-opoly is back! Co-opoly, The Game of Cooperatives is back and better than before! TESA Collective recently announced the triumphant return of the collaborative, strategic game that teaches the practical skills needed to run a co-op. Test your business acumen and work as a team to create a thriving cooperative. First launched in 2011, Co-opoly[…]
TESA is getting ready to launch our next board game: Rise Up: The Game of Movements. We need your help to give it a catchy, appealing slogan! Tell us which option is your favorite below, or write in your own idea. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Rise Up is TESA’s new board game[…]
Our first game, Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, has been distributed to over thirty countries and used in homes, classrooms, and movement building spaces. It’s success is largely due to the fact that it is a simple game to pick up while also managing to get across a powerful message. And, of course, it’s a[…]