This game is based on the history of Nicaraguan Sign Language. Nicaragua in the 1970s had no form of sign language. In 1977, something happened. Fifty deaf children from across the country were brought together to an experimental school in Managua. Without a shared language to express themselves, the children did the only thing they could -- they created one. In Sign, we follow a story inspired by that journey.
All proceeds from the physical version go to support sign language education in Nicaragua, currently The Nicaraguan Sign Language Projects (NSLP). This has yielded more than $15,000 in donation to date. We also thank the NSLP for their guidance and input on game design.
You can download the free digital edition here (booklet and cards). Sign is also available digitally in Dutch (booklet, cards - courtesy of Willeke Kort), and Norwegian (booklet, cards - courtesy of Aleksander Husøy).
Other links of interest:
- An interview with native speakers of ISN (Nicaraguan Sign Language)
- Reflections on our first trip with the Nicaraguan Sign Language Projects to support language education in Bilwi and Waspam.