The Journey


Who is behind this?

neil bell



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

A journey that has no sure duration for a dream that often turns to tragedy.

Where will your idea take place?

Simrishamn, Sweden

Why does Europe need your idea?

As we have said previously, migration is the most pressing issue in Europe right now and therefore our game would help European citizens better understand this issue. The players in the game play as migrants and once play commences they will realise what a migrant has to go through to make these journeys to Europe. The approach we have taken is unusual and there are also no strategy board games in the market at present on this issue. Absolutely, we see this game being played all over the world and not only in Europe as we intend to make further versions with other migrant routes from around the world.

What is your impact?

A successful outcome for our project would be if ONE person changes his or her opinion of migrants through our game, however, we expect many more to change their view of migrants through our game. If our project is selected and in a years time we will have produced the game for the entire world to play. We have all seen the popularity of games like minecraft and we truly believe that our game can be as popular as minecraft and be a force for change in our hearts and minds...

How do you get there?

We are at an advance stage as we have already produced a prototype of the game and it is just a matter of producing it after we have finished testing it at schools and with young people in our region. This will continue for the next few months and while we are testing the game we will be producing the graphics for the cards, the game boards and the box containing the game. Finally we will amend the rules as necessary before going to the printers.

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€ 44210,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 52410,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We are open to any comments or thoughts on the game and look forward to receiving them. We have spoken with with migrants when designing the game besides the UNAOC and the UN special rapporteur for migrants have both been extremely excited and supportive of the project.



Idea created on March 16, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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