This New Board Game Focuses on Challenging Cultural Struggles

 - Dec 22, 2017
References: & springwise
This new board game helps females "confront the struggles of an Arranged Marriage and other South-Asian cultural norms such as skin whitening, secret boyfriends, and dowries." Created by Nashra Balagamwala, 'Arranged' makes having challenging conversations around these topics easier. The aim is to make girls and women feel more confident with these struggles and their possible impact.

The new board game takes a lighthearted approach to the serious subject of unwanted marriage. Playing the game involves avoiding the tireless efforts of a matchmaking aunty, who attempts to marry off teenage girls to any and every eligible bachelor. With an objective to avoid a loveless marriage, players employ tactics such as being seen at the mall with other boys, gaining weight and discussing having a career.