Build empathy through play
OuiSi is unlike anything you've played before. As much a conversation deck as it is a game, OuiSi lets you share how you literally see things in a simple, creative way.
"Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another." - Alfred Adler
OuiSi Photo Cards "Visually Connect" based on shared patterns, shapes and colors. It's like when a tennis racket and a waffle look alike based on their checkerboard patterns.
The Guidebook has a dozen ways to play with these connections. The most popular version is OuiSinoes – a visual riff on dominoes – but often people make up their own rules!
Each moment of OuiSi is a chance to share a connection you see that others might not. These moments are bite-sized opportunities to be vulnerable. When creative observations are received with curiosity and appreciation, it builds trust. That trust can be the foundation for deeper conversations.
In some ways, OuiSi is a game of Visual Connection that builds Human Connection, letting you relate to the experience of others.
Who is OuiSi for?
Visual Connections are a simple and intuitive game "mechanism," regardless of age. Yet each Visual Connection provides a delightful "aha!" moment, regardless of age. Kids as young as 4 and adults alike can enjoy OuiSi.
Who won't like it? OuiSi is less about winning and more about playing. So hardcore gamers may want to try a different game.
"I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with all ages. This is a valuable tool for those in the communication and therapy field. Thank you for creating it!"
"I joke that it also subs as marriage therapy as my husband and I learned so much about how the other sees the world."
"I'm a Special Operations Force Chaplain. I've used OuiSi as an ice breaker for Emotional Intelligence and PTSD workshops. The troops really get into the creative aspect of the game."
"This is my second set of the OuiSi. I purchased it for my art classroom as a creativity and relationship jump-starter. My students love it."
"I use the cards with my mother who has advanced dementia. It's a way to keep her stimulated and promote conversation."