Parents Are Human

Languages

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.

Pick Your Language Edition

English

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Vietnamese

Spanish

Korean

Filipino/Tagalog

Japanese

Hindi

Arabic

Bangla

French

Thai

Khmer

Punjabi

Join the tens of thousands of families playing this holiday season!

English Edition

This edition contains our full game in English. We made the backs of each card blank so you can write your own questions, translate them into another language, take notes, and more.

$24.99

Includes: physical + digital deck (available immediately), & two stickers

Domestic Shipping: Orders fulfilled within 24 hrs & arrive in ~1-3 days

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English + Simplified Chinese Edition

If your family is from Mainland China, Singapore, or Malaysia, it is likely that they use Simplified Chinese. Ask to double check! Each card includes Pinyin.

$24.99

Includes: physical + digital deck (available immediately), & two stickers

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English + Traditional Chinese Edition

If your family is from Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan, it is likely that they use Traditional Chinese. Ask to double check! Each card includes Pinyin.

$24.99

Includes: physical + digital deck (available immediately), & two stickers

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English + Vietnamese Edition

We want to make sure that our Vietnamese edition feels most welcoming for all family members and dialects, so we left blanks for family pronouns (mom, dad, etc.). Don’t worry, we included a guide!

$24.99

Includes: physical + digital deck (available immediately), & two stickers

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English + Spanish Edition

We want to make sure that our Spanish edition feels most welcoming whether you’re used to using formal or informal language with your loved ones. So, we included both! We translated this deck into Neutral Spanish/Español Neutro with 10 native speakers from Mexico, Central America, South America, & the US to make sure our prompts are accessible as possible to all Spanish-speaking families.

$24.99

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English + Korean Edition

We translated this game into Standard Korean and includes Revised Romanization.

$24.99

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English + Filipino/Tagalog Edition

We translated this game into a standardized form of Filipino/Tagalog.

$24.99

Includes: physical + digital deck (available immediately), & two stickers

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English + Japanese Edition

We translated this bilingual edition into Japanese and includes Romaji with each prompt.

$24.99

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English + Hindi Edition

We translated this bilingual edition into Hindi and includes Romanization with each prompt.

$24.99

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English + Arabic Edition

We translated this bilingual edition into Fusha / Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).

$24.99

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English + Bangla Edition

We translated this bilingual edition into Bangla (also known as Bengali) and includes Romanization with each prompt.

$24.99

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English + French Edition

We translated this bilingual edition into French and includes both informal and formal forms of each prompt.

$24.99

Includes: physical + digital deck (available immediately), & two stickers

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English + Thai Edition

We translated this bilingual edition into Thai and includes Romanization with each prompt.

$24.99

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BACKORDERED: We'll ship your order as soon as we restock this month!

English + Khmer Edition

We translated this bilingual edition into Khmer and includes Romanization with each prompt.

$24.99

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English + Punjabi/Gurmukhī Edition

We translated this bilingual edition into Punjabi (Gurmukhī Script) and includes Romanization with each prompt.

$24.99

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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

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Discounted worldwide shipping 🌏

Pick Your Language

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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.

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

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.

— Harmony Z

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.

— Kaye Rockwell

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.

— Theresa Le

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

For intergenerational healing 🥰


For years I’ve wanted to find a way to bridge my “American” upbringing with my “Vietnamese” upbringing, and this feels like part of it! I’m so happy there’s a game that exists where I don’t need to be the translator, so I can enjoy being more present. I have yet to play the game, but know it’s going to come in handy whenever I’m ready. And it will be so interesting to see how questions are translated and in what dialect. I imagine that can even be a point in conversation. Also, design and quality of packaging are 10/10!

— Tiffany T

love love love love this


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!

— Marvin Webb

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!

— Christina D

Pick Your Language

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!

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

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 orders over $35: We offer FREE shipping for qualified orders over $35. Order subtotal must meet $35 after any promotional discount and before tax is added. US domestic only.

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 10+ | Code: GIVE30

Save 35% when you buy 20+ | Code: GIVE35

Save 40% when you buy 30+ | Code: GIVE40


Max: 40 decks per customer

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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