• ASK Me | The Family Bonding Game

    The Interactive Card Game That Creates Space For Deeper

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  • Our Mission

    Our mission at Ask Me is to create a space for deeper connections through meaningful conversations. We believe that true healing and positive change can only happen when people take the time to listen, understand, and empathise with one another. Our card game is designed to facilitate these conversations, helping players to open up, share their stories, and connect on a deeper level. By fostering a sense of community and understanding, we hope to contribute to a more compassionate and empathetic world, one conversation at a time.

    Passion

    In today’s age, we live busy lives, trying to strike a balance between work, school, hobbies, self-care and more.

     

    Some people graft so hard that their family connections fall by the wayside. The family connection is the most important bond ever. Not only can it lower anxiety and depression, but it can help regulate emotions, improve self-esteem and amplify empathy which boosts one's immune systems. So yes! By neglecting your need to connect, you put your physical and mental health at risk.

     

    Through this interactive game and our complimentary services like our Conflict Service, we want to create a safe space for these essential exchanges to take place.

  • The Adult & Professional Zone

    We Offer Training | Available For Meetings | Live Demonstrations | Presentations & Talks

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    Family Mediation Service (F.A.R.E.S)

    We understand that relationships face their complexities. If you're feeling the strain, conflicts, or just need a bit of support, check out our Family & Relationship Empowerment Service

     

    Our community mediators are like peace architects, guiding you to better communication and understanding.

     

    Let's build stronger, more connected families together!

     

    Endorsed By The Violent Crime Reduction Unit / The Home Office
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    Contact Us Today

    Introducing Ask Me, The Interactive Family Bonding Card Game, along with the complimentary Keeping Families Together Toolkit, now accessible for all. These thoughtfully designed resources are tailored to nurture deep family bonds, recognising the emotional hurdles families face in navigating parenthood and sustaining relationships.

     

    Our goal is to empower families, fostering enduring connections resilient to life's challenges.

    With Ask Me, The Family Edition, embark on a journey to unveil the keys to lasting, meaningful relationships. Together, let's create a supportive space where families not only endure but flourish.

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    The Care Act 2014

    Ask Me The Game and toolkit are aligned with the Care Act 2014, emphasising family well-being, preventive strategies, and empowering individuals. The Care Act prioritises the well-being of individuals and families, a principle echoed in Ask Me's mission to foster profound family connections and address emotional challenges.

     

    By promoting communication and resilience-building activities, Ask Me supports early intervention, aligning with the Care Act's emphasis on prevention. Through meaningful interactions and support resources, Ask Me empowers families to navigate challenges, contributing to their overall well-being and fulfillment, thus complementing the objectives of the Care Act 2014.

  • We Offer Family & Relationship Mediation 

  • "I loved the icebreakers, the additional power cards and the QR codes that enhanced the experience. A great set of questions that helped me and my aunty realign"

    Sophia - Parent of 3

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    "I play this game every sunday with my family and let me tell you, the dynamics in my household has transformed"

    Trevor, Parent & Uncle

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    KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER

    TOOLKIT (Now available)

    Step into the realm of meaningful connections and introduce the magic of deeper relationships into the homes of the families you serve.

     

    Tailored for social workers, family support professionals, or anyone dedicated to working with families, this resource acknowledges the pivotal role you play in nurturing positive connections.

     

    Let this toolkit be your companion in elevating your efforts. Reach out to us today to discover more and embark on a journey of transformative family support.      

     

    This toolkit is not just a resource; it's a roadmap for professionals like you to enhance your practice, enrich your interactions, and contribute to the creation of more connected and supportive communities. Ready to unlock the secrets of meaningful relationships? Click the link below and begin your journey!

  • The Origin Story - The Short Version

    1. Do you have a good sense of humour?

    2. Do you sometimes hate small talk?

    3. Do you like to be heard and want to be listened to?

    4. Are you interested in improving people's mental health?

     

    If you answered yes to any of the above yes are in the right place!!!

     

    Have you ever played Cards Against Humanity? Well, this game is cards FOR HUMANITY, a game that's designed for deliberate dialogue around things that matter most to you. A.S.K Me | The Game is more than a game, it's an experience designed for people who are open-minded, open-hearted, and ready to break bread, break down and breakthrough for a more meaningful relationship

     

    Hi, my name is Davis J Williams and I am an award-winning gangs worker and author from London, England. For the past 20 years, I have been working with young people and steering them away from knife crime, violence and dysfunction.

     

    The last two years of my life have been a revelation. Putting the pain and trauma of COVID19 aside for a moment, COVID19 taught me a few things, it has taught me the importance of human connection.

     

    During the worldwide lockdown, I created A.S.K Me | The Game to empower humanity & explore their highest potential. My single intention is to help the world to heal, one conversation at a time. People around the world are practising social distancing and self-isolation to curb the further spread of coronavirus, millions of people are feeling the psychological effects of a lack of human connection, feelings of loneliness and isolation. xxxx

     

    This journey started in October 2021 when I asked a group of young people to participate in one of my workshops. The ages of the students ranged from 14-16 years old, and they all of them had 1 thing in common, their lives were in great danger. The students were victims of gang violence and Child Criminal Exploitation, they were misguided and vulnerable. The Youth Offending Service invited me to engage with them, to help steer them towards great success.

     

    Being an experienced worker I quickly built a strong and honest rapport with the students. We joked, discussed their needs and explored their future. Five weeks of engagement had passed and the relationship was solid, progress was being made and there was a sense of synergy amongst the group.

     

    Today I was feeling daring so I decided to introduce the students to a game called Undiluted Expressions (now called A.S.K Me | The Game).

     

    The rules were simple, the teens were given pens and paper. I played some familiar music in the background to generate an ambience. After I presented the reasons behind this task I then gave them their mission;

     

    "Anonymously, write down some questions that you would like to ask your parents or

    close family member!

    Questions that you are afraid to ask but the answer you are dying to know! Then fold up the question and place it into the box"

     

    At first, the students were resistant as they said they were not used to asking questions like that but the game-like SAFE environment infused them with the courage needed to participate. The room became very tense, as the student's heads were down in their notebooks writing down their questions.

     

    Once the students had written down the questions we got them to place them into a box anonymously. Every student was then asked to stand up and take 2 random questions each from the box so they can share what was written with the class.

     

    The time came for the students to feedback, and they were very open and real. There were tears, laughter, disclosures, deep insights and moments of clarity, there was a great sense of release by asking the questions with one boy saying; "It felt like a great weight was lifted from my shoulders" with another saying "I hate my home because I can't ask any questions"

     

    What motivated me to create A.S.K Me | The Game was the level of connection between the students. They realised that their closeness increased due to the questions asked. They also understood how relationships can decline when questions don't get answered or if they are not heard. The students explained that whilst growing up, they were never allowed to ask questions, no one listened to their worldview so they looked outside of the family home for that deeper connection. They spoke of how other peers welcomed their questions without judgment or persecution. The students also spoke of the negative impact of unanswered questions and the impact on their mental health and well-being, loneliness and depression, resentment and anger. During the session debrief, students explained that the game-like approach took away the fear and replaced it with a challenge, a quest, it became fun and daring.

     

    It was at this moment that I decided to create this game.

     

    A.S.K Me | The Game aims to;

    • Improve relationships by initiating deeper conversations and nurturing meaningful connections
    • Develop better understanding between individuals of all ages and backgrounds
    • Encourage real engagement away from our phones and TikTok
    • Building bridges of trust, love and empathy, reducing conflict and developing fresh perspectives

     

    About me

    I am the youngest of 3 children, my siblings are 9 and 10 years my senior so growing up sometimes felt boring as I had no one my age to bond with. I felt the love but I also felt invisible. I did not have that sense of belonging, so as I got older I sought that connection from outside of my home.

     

    As a result, I quickly bonded with others who showed me interest, sometimes to the detriment of my well-being. I would do dangerous things for attention or act a fool to get a few likes from the cool kids. As time went on, I joined 'negative' social groups that shared my search for that deeper connection as they too had lost that connection with people from their safe spaces.

     

    My past made me emotionally unavailable and detached and I was someone who lacked deep and meaningful connections with others. When I became a father I decided that for me to break the cycle I had to change. I enrolled on numerous self-development courses, started to redefine myself and found mentors who helped me find meaning in my life.

     

    I am now a father of two amazing children, I am lucky to have such a truly magical connection with them. We ask each other all sorts of questions and the conversations are so deep it brings a tear to my eye. I just wish others had that type of connection too. Having that deep and meaningful connection is the cornerstone of ALL healthy relationships, but my heart bleeds when I look at my local community and see lost children looking for that connection in all the wrong places.

     

    IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF THAT VILLAGE BECOMES DISCONNECTED?

  • Download Our Rules - The PDF Version

    When played correctly, this game generates a safe, fun and loving space that is designed to challenge you to dig deeper than ever before. Please download the rules so you can get the full benefits of this game

     

    >>CLICK HERE FOR THE SHORT VERSION <<

  • "Many young people are scared to ask a family member a question for fear of getting cancelled or disciplined - We must move beyond that and look for deeper and more meaningful connections."  

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    Play A.S.K Me at

    The dinner table 

    With friends and family

    At school

    With children

    Team building and events

    Retreats and icebreakers

    To heal relationships

    To develop deeper connections

    To have a bit of fun

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    Different Editions

    • Family Edition (i.e. Father & Son Edition) 2022
    • Mother and Daughter etc.
    • The Office Edition
    • The Lover's Edition
    • Lets Explore Racism
    • The Youth Edition
    • Healing Edition
    • So many ideas

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    The Power of Games

    A.S.K Me | The Game is indeed a game that can be used as a powerful vehicle for helping people develop deeper and meaningful bonds.

     

    The beautiful thing about games like this is that it has the ability to connect people across differences such as race, gender, origins etc. A.S.K is an invitation to explore, a journey that can help people expand in amazing ways.

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    Let's Explore

    Even though every relationship is unique, they all have one thing in common: A need for a deepening. It doesn't matter if you have been with your partner for years, you and your friend might be navigating a rough patch, or just for laughs and honest exploration

    A.S.K Me | The Game has been designed to deepen connections in a raw and genuine way. Go deeper and grow closer in your relationships. Let's go deep, conversations about what is going on in the world or whats is going on in our own minds.

  • “Think back to the most important experiences of your life, the highest highs, the greatest victories, the most daunting obstacles overcome. How many happened to you alone? I bet there are very few. When you understand that being connected to others is one of life’s greatest joys, you realize that life’s best comes when you initiate and invest in solid relationships.” - John C. Maxwell

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    Donate To Our Cause

    We are raising funds to design, print and promote the new card game that creates space for deeper connections.

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  • Ask Me Family Pack: Create Memories Through Conversation

    Rediscover the joy of meaningful conversations with your family using our Family Pack, featuring 140 prompts designed to build connection and intimacy.

     

    • Embrace quality family time with engaging prompts that spark heartfelt discussions and strengthen bonds.
    • Develop essential life skills while having fun together; practice thinking on the fly, articulating thoughts, and understanding different perspectives in a safe and enjoyable environment.
    • Create lasting memories as you laugh and converse together—whether on the couch, in the car, or at the dinner table.
    • Gain deeper insights into your children's evolving interests, beliefs, and opinions, fostering a stronger connection with who they're becoming.
    • Establish delightful conversation as a cherished family tradition, enhancing communication skills that extend into everyday life.
    • 100% satisfaction guarantee

    Join the thousands of families worldwide using Ask Me to enrich their family time with meaningful conversations.

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