Parents Are Human

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Call your parents. 

They miss you.

Parents Are Human is a bilingual card game that helps you spark deep conversations with your parents & loved ones.

Pick Your Language

Now available in 15 Language Editions:

English,

Simplified Chinese,

Traditional Chinese,

Vietnamese,

Spanish,

Korean,

Filipino/Tagalog,

Japanese,

Hindi,

Arabic,

Bangla,

French,

Thai,

Khmer,

& Punjabi

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This is THE PERFECT game to bring home to the holidays.


More than ever these last few years have taught us that life is short, life is precious – take the time now to get to know your parents & grandparents better. — Kaye Rockwell

On a Mission to Connect Families

For the last few years, the most important priority in my life has been healing the broken & distant relationship I had with my immigrant parents for over twelve years.


I co-created Parents Are Human to get to know my Mom and Dad before it was too late, and to help you do the same.

About The Game

The Cards

50 Question Cards (Blue)

These cards prompt stories and conversations around Life Events, Wisdom, Identity, and Relationships.

20 Action Cards (Red) 

These cards add elements of courage and play into the experience with handpicked activities.

Two Levels of Depth 

Each card has a level indicated in the top left corner. Start things off with a few easy questions or jump into the deep conversations right away. 

🌶 Level 1 cards are light and easy.

🌶🌶 Level 2 cards dig deeper.

We're celebrating this season of giving with these limited-time discounts.

Use these codes at checkout for yourself or for a group:

Save 15% when you buy 2 | Code: GIVE15

Save 20% when you buy 3 | Code: GIVE20

Save 25% when you buy 4 | Code: GIVE25

Save 30% when you buy 5+ | Code: GIVE30

Save 35% when you buy 10+ | Code: GIVE35

Save 40% when you buy 20+ | Code: GIVE40


Free shipping in the US when you order 2+ decks 🇺🇸
Free shipping to Canada when you order 3+ decks 🇨🇦

Discounted flat rate worldwide shipping 🌏 


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Pick Your Language Edition

English Edition

$24.99

This edition contains our full game with 70 increasingly deep prompts, with two levels of difficulty, to inspire connection, compassion, and vulnerability.

We made the backs of each card blank so you can write down answers from your loved ones, create your own questions/actions, translate them into another language, and more. Use permanent markers. Make it yours. ♥

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    Every Game Includes

    Physical + digital deck (available immediately), and two vinyl stickers, all hand-packed with love by my mom & dad.

    Lifetime Digital Access

    Get the full digital version of all(!) 15 of our language editions when you purchase, so you can start playing right away.

    Fast Delivery Times

    United States Orders: Arrives in ~1-3 days

    Canada Orders: Arrives in ~1-2 weeks

    International Orders: Arrives in ~2-3 weeks

    Get Free Shipping

    Free shipping in the US with 2+ games 🇺🇸
    Free shipping to Canada with 3+ games 🇨🇦

    Discounted flat rate global shipping 🌏 

    Join Tens of Thousands of Families

    Here are a few of the reviews we've received.

    • April Valeros

      One of the best games ever created!

      Thank you for creating such a priceless gift! I’ve already played w/my parents and I can honestly say, we’ve learned so much about each other & it’s brought us closer! Can’t wait to play through the entire deck! We can’t thank you enough!!!

    • Shay Sun

      life changer

      I literally use these cards every morning with my parents. I randomly select a (blue card) and text it to them. It’s helped our relationship so much. A couple of their responses brought tears to my eyes. As a bestselling author, trainer, and educator, I believe every family could benefit from this product. Thank you

    • Nadine Palacio

      An Opportunity for Healing

      I cannot thank you enough for the creation of these cards. I have only played a handful of these cards with my parents and in that short amount of time, I can already feel our relationship not only deepen but also heal -- and that is HUGE. Thank you for creating this vehicle to help us learn the stories of our parents.

    • Jamie Ha

      Learned Things I Never Would Have Otherwise

      I think every family should play this game together to find out more about our differences in the way we see life and to find a common ground where we can learn things we would have never learned without asking the questions on these cards. I learned things I never expected and I am so thankful. Can’t wait to play it more often with my family.

    • Timothy Chu

      Wonderful idea

      Just played this last night. A family member was a bit nervous going into it, but I think it opened up. We recorded it, as it'll be a permanent record of some of our family's history. Even though our family can understand English, having Chinese on the reverse helped remove the dependence on the native English speakers on translating.

    • Kaye Rockwell

      INCREDIBLE

      This is THE PERFECT game to bring home to the holidays. More than ever these last few years have taught us that life is short, life is precious - take the time now to get to know your parents & grandparents better.

    • Katharin Bettendorf

      A gift for deepening connections with loved ones

      I love the questions, that the decks are bilingual, and how my dad immediately opened up to the first thought-provoking question. I'm telling everyone I know about these decks (even if they don't need the second language!). I bought more than I needed to give them out as gifts. Thank you for creating this thoughtful product/game!

    • Marvin Webb

      love love love love this

      Hey There, Once we opened the package, we couldn't stop opening it afterward to keep asking the questions. What a great idea even for friends, not only between parents and children. Well done. The elders are certainly smiling down on you. Now? How do I order 10 more sets? LOL And I'm being totally serious!

    • Sam Louie

      Great conversation starters

      My parents are immigrant Chinese and I've used these cards with them as well as other ethnic parents in my clinical practice as a I'm an Asian-American psychotherapist specializing in cultural issues. I'm so glad I found these as they are now an indispensable tool for engagement.

    • Theresa Le

      Great way to connect with our older generation

      I loved how easy and thought provoking questions. Our elders may not want to answer then initially, but they will open up, eventually! I’ve grown closer to my grandma by asking her questions about her childhood.

    • Christina Dea

      Wonderful

      This is such a wonderful project. The questions are so thoughtful. I've started asking my parents, aunts, and uncles. I've learned so much with some surprising answers. Two of my uncles felt honored that I was asking them and wanted to learn more about their lives. Thanks so much for creating this wonderful resource!

    • Harmony Zhang

      Deep Conversations Immediately

      I played with some friends and immediately began learning more about them -- their families, preferences, personalities. This game has so much potential to teach empathy for parents of older generations, and friends alike.

    • Nadia Chao

      This really warms my heart

      The customer service is truly above-and-beyond and the product is really once of a kind. I applaud Joseph for this exceptional idea on how to connect with parents. He truly understand how difficult language barrier so if you’re reading this, Joseph– Thank you. Really.

    • Junior Tidal

      Love this game!

      This is a great game that I tried to play with my hyperactive late 70s aged parents. I learned quite a bit from them that I felt were more connected since it was in Tagalog. Highly recommended if you’re one who has trouble breaking the ice with your folks.

    • Nhuy Vo

      Great way to combat Asian awkwardness

      The game really helped me understand my mom a bit more and put things into perspective for us. So much gets lost in translation, but her being able to read the question in mother tongue and respond accordingly helped significantly.

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    Vote for yours to be translated earlier and leave your email so we can notify you as soon as it’s available.

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    Two Vinyl Stickers

    Each order is hand-packed with love by my parents and comes with two 2″x1″ stickers made of thick, durable vinyl. They’re perfect reminders to add to any water bottle, laptop, or phone case.

    A Game to Bridge Generations

    For Ages: 13-100+

    Get to Know Your Loved Ones

    We’ve handpicked 50 Questions and 20 Actions to help spark connection and meaningful conversations between you and your parents, grandparents, stepparents, etc.

    Bridge Language Barriers

    Each card includes English on one side and a translated language on the other. Play in person or play remotely! Improve your language skills along the way.

    Start Light Then Dig Deeper

    Each card has a level indicated in the top left corner with one 🌶 or two 🌶🌶 chili peppers. Start with a few light and easy questions or jump into the hard stuff right away. You control how you want to play.

    Five Categories

    We’ve selected questions that reflect the areas people are most interested in learning about their parents—Life Events, Wisdom, Identity, Relationships, and Actions.

    Give the Gift of Quality Time

    Just like us, our parents had their own painful experiences, fears & insecurities, funny stories, and a lifetime of wisdom to share. It’s never too late to get to know your parents.

    Take on the Challenge With Friends

    We know it may be daunting to start having these conversations with your loved ones. Stay accountable by pairing up with 1-3 other friends, ask your parents the same question every week, and gather to discuss.

    My Parents Hand Pack Each Order With the Utmost Love & Care

    I hired my mom, Mary Lam, and dad, Francis Lam after they had to retire early due to covid and other health complications. 


    They now hand-pack and deliver every order to the post office. With each deck comes our love, prayers, and warmest wishes from my family to yours. 💖

    Pick Your Language

    Parents Are Human Transforms Relationships


    I have to tell you: I brought the deck home these past few days, and both times I’ve used it, I’ve learned way more about my parents in the thirty minutes we used the deck than the 24 years I’ve been on this earth and interacted with them. — Ruth W


    We [played] for like three hours, and during those three hours were some of most peaceful and connected times that I would feel with my parents. We were just in a state of curiosity, of wonder, of empathy, of vulnerability.

    I remember just afterwards, I would just be sitting in bliss and be like, oh my gosh, the world is all right. There’s nothing wrong right now with the world. Everything is just as it should be. Everything is harmonious. — David Hu


    I love my parents. My mom (pictured) spends 90% of our conversations giving me unsolicited work advice. Work is her passion and she excels at it, so naturally she wants to help me. 

    We’ve been stuck in a cycle; each time I visit home I’m guilty of tuning out within the first 10 minutes of her taking about work. 

    I bought these cards on a whim and have been using them to prompt our dinner conversations. 

    My parents love it. Cue reminiscing, story time, a lot of laughter.

    (It’s also helped me be more patient and present when my mom does talk about work 😉) — Emily Cheng

    We started with one question, “What is the most impactful book you ever read?” and it led to a 1+ hour conversation. 

    My mother spoke about a book on fear and then related why it was so impactful. 

    She then told in detail an event where she was attacked at work. 

    I’ve heard the story before but there were certain details I forgot about and it was really interesting to hear it again. 

    I have so much respect for her. — Ryan Lum

    I tried out the game with my mom and it’s amaaazing.

    It’s been such a long time since we were able to connect on the same wavelength, where she didn’t feel the pressure to “parent”. 

    I was able to understand her in many more identities that I was familiar with, as daughters to our parents, as professionals, as women. We’re scheduling another time to keep going through the series. 

    She’s pretty stoked about it too. It’s the first time in a while since we’ve had such an intensely meaningful mom-daughter bonding experience. — Judy Zhu

    Over the moon that this exists.

    We’re finally sharing stories and questions we’ve carried for years, but just didn’t know how to ask. — Chrislyn Choo

    Wow


    I wasn’t sure my parents would be up for it… amazing what a little permission from a deck of cards can do.

    — Daniel Moreh

    Amazing resource


    Two cards in and I’m already learning more about my mom than I have in years. Excited for the possibilities ahead.

    — Michelle Pow

    It brought my friends and family together


    I got this for my boyfriend. He hasn’t spoken to his mother for a year. This game made her cry. Thank you so much.

    — Michelle Hoang

    My family is Taiwanese and we aren’t accustomed to ask each other about our days, even though every night as a child we always had dinner together.


    I used this deck over Thanksgiving and it was literally the most we’ve ever connected outside of eating together and hiking.

    — Lily C

    My favourite memory during this pandemic is playing Parents Are Human with my parents over video call.


    Through asking these questions that I have never asked before, I got to know them even better!

    — Angela D

    Our family played your game Parents Are Human and it started a whole world wind of deeper conversations and we all bawled our eyes out.


    So it was very successful. Thank you for igniting that fire, I feel closer to my fam now.

    — Angel G

    Love it


    Really enjoyable, great for connecting with my parents in ways I haven’t before. Worth every penny.

    — Landon Khau

    Incredible game


    Played this with my entire family over the holidays and it really helped us get to know each other so much better. Love this game!!

    — Ivy Telles

    Great gift!


    My friends live with her 94 year old mother. This opened up some truly interesting conversations. Thank you.

    — Cindy Hunter

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Absolutely. Your privacy is our utmost priority. We will never sell your information. All payment processing is done through the secure systems of Shopify (for physical decks) and Gumroad (for digital decks).

    All domestic orders within the United States will typically arrive within 1-3 days of shipping via USPS. International orders typically arrive within 1-3 weeks. We fulfill orders within 24 hours of your purchase!

    All orders are shipped without a receipt, so don’t worry about the other person seeing how much you paid for it 🙂

    Yes! Just email hello @ parentsarehuman.com immediately after placing an order with your gift message. We’ll print out your message and include it in the package.

    Yes! Here are all the discounts we currently offer so you don’t have to go searching:


    Free shipping for US & Canada:
    Free shipping in the US when you order 2+ decks (or >$35) 🇺🇸

    Free shipping to Canada when you order 3+ decks (or >$55) 🇨🇦

    Discounted flat rate worldwide shipping 🌏 

    Free shipping is automatically applied and can be combined with our other discounts!

    Order subtotal must meet minimum $ amounts after any promotional discount and before tax is added.

    Holiday Quantity Discounts:
    We're celebrating this season of giving with these limited-time discounts.

    Use these codes at checkout:

    Save 15% when you buy 2 | Code: GIVE15

    Save 20% when you buy 3 | Code: GIVE20

    Save 25% when you buy 4 | Code: GIVE25

    Save 30% when you buy 5+ | Code: GIVE30

    Save 35% when you buy 10+ | Code: GIVE35

    Save 40% when you buy 20+ | Code: GIVE40


    Heroes Discount:
    We celebrate all teachers, first responders, nurses, doctors, medical staff, military members & veterans, licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed psychological associates, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists with 10% off their entire order (with valid ID).


    Please email hello @ parentsarehuman.com with a digital (scanned) copy of your corresponding unexpired state-issued certification, license, state or federal service ID for a personal 10% off code.

    Nope, all the prompts/cards within each language edition are identical. We provide a discount for purchasing multiple decks because we were inspired by people who are gifting them to friends, colleagues, & extended family members. Play Parents Are Human as a weekly or monthly group activity because social accountability makes everything easier!

    We’re biased but we think it’s the perfect gift, any time of the year 🙂 Feel free to mix and match language editions.

    Yes! We’d be delighted to give you a discounted rate on our decks to thank you for helping so many people connect with their loved ones.


    Just fill out this short, 1-min form or email us at sales @ parentsarehuman.com to receive our wholesale/bulk rates. Looking forward to connecting!

    After you place an order on our website, you should have received an order confirmation email in your inbox (check your spam folder!). You’ll find the link to the full digital version of your game there.


    Purchased our game from Amazon or a retailer? Enter your email here to get your free digital copy of your deck.

    Yes! Please request a language here (https://go.parentsarehuman.com/request), once we get to 50 of any language we’ll make it (and notify you if you leave your email). The current lineup: https://go.parentsarehuman.com/upcoming


    Vote for your language!

    We’re no stranger to the challenges of translation. Instead of relying on a single translator, company, or service, we work with ~10 native speakers on average to meticulously trans-create each card from English into another language.

    We prioritize working with family teams so each prompt has been play-tested in a real dynamic between loved ones.


    We’re no stranger to the challenges of translation. Instead of relying on a single translator, company, or service, we work with ~10 native speakers on average to meticulously trans-create each card from English into another language.

    We prioritize working with family teams so each prompt has been play-tested in a real dynamic between loved ones.


    Feel free to preview any of our games in their entirety before purchasing by downloading one of our digital decks.

    Click here to see all the people responsible for creating each language.

    Yes 🙂 They’re all synced directly with real-time purchase data happening right on this site.

    You bet. I hired my mom, Mei Lam, and dad, Francis Lam after they had to retire early due to covid and other health complications. They hand-pack and ship every order with the utmost love and care. With each package, comes our love, prayers, and warmest wishes from my family to yours. ❤️

    Have another question? Email us at hello @ parentsarehuman.com or chat with us directly in the lower right hand corner 🙏

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    I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. - Maya Angelou

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