“Allak” is a board game that discusses stereotypes and their effect on the Egyptian society through debate. In fact, various consequences occur as a result of the negative impact of stereotypes since we live in an unstable culture that could be affected by a single word. The game aims to tackle and change people’s thoughts about the incorrect misconceptions that exist in Egypt. The topics are divided into four categories: gender, cultural, religious, and sexual stereotypes. Throughout the game play, players might be put in a position where they should think from the other perspective. The game strategy makes the players aspire to join more debates which accordingly makes them listen and talk about more topics that they wouldn’t usually talk about, which is essentially the aim of the game. Generally, the game gives off an entertaining contrast between the for and against of every single perspective through debate and discussion.
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Shaheen, Rawan, "Allak" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 133.
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