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Parents Are Human

English + Simplified Chinese (& Pinyin)

If your family is from Mainland China, Singapore, or Malaysia, it is likely that they use Simplified Chinese. Ask to double check! Or just use the English side 🙂

One Deck: $24.99

Four Decks: $̶9̶9̶.̶9̶6̶ $74.97 (4 for the price of 3!)

Parents Are Human

English + Traditional Chinese (& Pinyin)

If your family is from Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan, it is likely that they use Traditional Chinese. Ask to double check! Or just use the English side 🙂

One Deck: $24.99

Four Decks: $̶9̶9̶.̶9̶6̶ $74.97 (4 for the price of 3!)

Ordering for a group of friends, colleagues, or loved ones?

Buy 3 decks & get the 4th free. ♥️

The discount is automatically applied when you add 4 decks to your cart.

Three Stickers

Each order is hand-packed with love by my parents and comes with three stickers, two in English and one in Chinese. They’re perfect for a water bottle, laptop, or phone case.

What People Love About Parents Are Human

“We started with one question, ‘What is the most impactful book you ever read?’ and it led to a 1+ hour conversation.”

– Ryan Lum

“It’s the first time we had such a meaningful mom-daughter bonding experience. She finally didn’t feel the pressure to ‘parent’ me.”

– Judy Zhu

“Over the moon that this exists. We’re finally sharing stories and questions we’ve carried for years, but just didn’t know how to ask.”

– Chrislyn Choo

Use Parents Are Human To Learn Chinese

“I always tell my students on day one of class that when you speak to someone in their mother-tongue which is not yours, you are immediately saying I love you. All the more so if there are language/cultural/generational barriers within a family.”

– Spencer Baron (Chinese Teacher)

About The Game

The Cards

Blue: Question Cards

These cards prompt stories and conversations around Life Events, Wisdom, Identity, and Relationships.

Red: Action Cards

These cards add elements of courage and play into the experience with handpicked activities.

Two Levels

Each card has a level indicated by one or two diamonds in the top left corner. Start if off with a few easy questions or jump into the hard stuff right away.

⬥ Level 1 cards are light and easy.

⬥⬥ Level 2 cards dig deeper.

How to Play


Come Curious

🍵 Find a comfortable space together to get cozy and curious.

👀 It is through our curiosity and wonder where we often discover that we are all more alike than we are different.

💬 You can play anywhere — over FaceTime, on the phone, or in-person.

📴 Put away distractions and focus on being present.

👂 Listen with your whole self and refrain from judgement.

❤️ Be open, honest, patient, and kind.


Draw a Card

There are no “rules” although we have a few suggestions. The next time you talk to your family, you might:

1️⃣ Pick a Question Card. Every person answers the same card. Repeat.

2️⃣ Shuffle in Action Cards in between Question Cards.

3️⃣ Pick any card, then have the other person(s) respond as if they were you.

4️⃣ Lay all the cards across the table. Pick them up naturally and answer freely.

5️⃣ Pick a card that piques your curiosity. Talk about it over your next meal or send a picture over text.


Everyone Wins

🏆 Spending quality time together and getting to know your parents better = winning.

✨ We hope this game is a tool for you to spark a connecting experience with your Mom or Dad.

🤲 Want to skip a card? Want to spend the entire time talking about one card? Whatever it is… make it your own!

💪 Sometimes, all it takes is one step forward. Pick out the Question or Action card you feel is easiest and challenge yourself to reach out to your parents about it within the next week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my transaction secure?

Absolutely. Your privacy is our utmost priority. We will never share or sell your information to any third party. All payment processing is done through the secure systems of Shopify.

How long will shipping take?

All domestic orders within the United States will arrive within 1-3 days of shipping via USPS Priority Mail. International orders typically arrive within 1-3 weeks. We fulfill orders within 24 hours of your purchase!

I want to give this as a gift, how can I hide the receipt?

All orders are shipped without a receipt, so don’t worry about the other person seeing how much you paid for it 🙂

Can I add a gift message to my order?

Yes! Just email hello @ parentsarehuman.com immediately after placing an order with your gift message. We’ll print out your message and include it in the package.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes! Here are all the discounts we currently offer so you don’t have to go searching:

  1. Buy 3 Decks & Get the 4th Free – This discount is automatically applied when you add 4 decks to your cart.
  2. Heroes Discount – We celebrate all teachers, first responders, nurses, doctors, medical staff, military members & veterans, police officers, and firefighters with 10% off their entire order (with valid ID).

Please email hello @ parentsarehuman.com with a digital (scanned) copy of your corresponding unexpired state-issued certification, license, state or federal service ID for a personal 10% off code.

Do you offer bulk discounts?

Yes! We’d be delighted to give you a discounted rate on our decks to thank you for helping so many people connect with their loved ones.

Please contact hello @ parentsarehuman.com to share your order quantity, and we’ll provide you with a coupon code based on your order size.

  • 1-25 (regular price)
  • 26-50 (10% toward your order)
  • 51-100 (15% toward your order)
  • 101-200 (20% toward your order)
  • 201-500 (25% toward your order)
  • 501+ (30% toward your order)
Will Parents Are Human come in other languages?

Yes! Please request a language here (https://go.parentsarehuman.com/requestlanguage), once we get to 50 of any language we’ll make it (and notify you if you leave your email). The current ranking:

  1. Vietnamese
  2. Korean
  3. English (only)
  4. Tagalog

Vote for your language!

Do your parents really ship every deck?

You bet. I hired my mom, Mei Lam, and dad, Francis Lam, after they had to retire early due to covid and other health complications. They hand-pack and ship every order with the utmost love and care.

Receive your order in a purple bubble mailer? I try to buy purple ones because they’re my mom’s favorite color, and the sea of purple packages brings her tremendous joy. 💜

With each package, my dad says a prayer for you and your family. 🙏

Have another question? Email us at hello @ parentsarehuman.com or chat with us directly in the lower right hand corner 🙏

We have a gift for you! We made our entire game free digitally, so our questions & translations can be accessible to all.