The Empathy Toy


The Empathy Toy is a puzzle.

…But not the kind you can solve alone – or the kind with one right answer.

  • The game is simple. The pieces are low-tech. There are no intricacies to blame or cause confusion. The only unpredictable factor is you and the other players. Can you build a common language?
  • You practice collaboration – not just division of labour. You can only succeed by understanding the different perspectives on the same challenge.
  • You learn to communicate creatively – and listen with an open mind for clues, needs, assumptions, blind spots.
  • The sensory problem is immediately personal. The game demands a rare focus and engagement with others – not to mention precise wording. No multi-tasking here….