I Made My Friends Play a Board Game Preparing Them for Death

On a Saturday afternoon this month, a group of friends and I made some tea, poured some wine, curled up in my living room, and played a board game about dying. My friends didn’t leave my apartment with a codified will, but the game did push us to answer some pretty intimate and meditative prompts, such as: list our most precious assets and who we would pass them on to, draw up an outline of a eulogy should we have a chance to speak at our own funeral, explain what should happen to our bodies after we die, and decide who would serve as our medical proxy should we go into a coma. All of these sandwiched between a roll of the die and trading coins for wild cards.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evj8x4/i-made-my-friends-play-a-board-game-preparing-them-for-death