CLICK HERE to preorder our new Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, and English language editions on Kickstarter! 💙 Shipping in November 📦

English + Simplified Chinese (& Pinyin) Edition

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: $74.97

Includes: a physical + digital deck (available immediately), & two stickers

English + Traditional Chinese (& Pinyin) Edition

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: $74.97

Includes: a physical + digital deck (available immediately), & two stickers

English Edition

This edition contains our full game in English.

We made the backs of each card blank so you can write your own questions, translate them into another language, take notes, and more.

Shipping November 2021

Includes: physical + digital deck, & two stickers

English + Vietnamese Edition

We translated this game into the Southern Vietnamese dialect, designed to spark deep conversations within families who immigrated from Vietnam.

Shipping November 2021

Includes: physical + digital deck, & two stickers

English + Spanish Edition

We translated this game into Mexican Spanish, designed to spark deep conversations within Spanish-speaking immigrant families.

Shipping November 2021

Includes: physical + digital deck, & two stickers

English + Korean Edition

We translated this game into Standard Korean and includes Revised Romanization, designed to spark deep conversations within families who immigrated from Korea.

Shipping November 2021

Includes: physical + digital deck, & two stickers

English + Tagalog Edition

We translated this game into a standardized form of Tagalog, designed to spark deep conversations within families who immigrated from the Philippines.

Shipping November 2021

Includes: physical + digital deck, & two stickers

Japanese, Hindi, French, & Thai Are Next!

Want Parents Are Human in your language? Vote for it to be translated earlier and leave your email so we can notify you as soon as it's available.

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.

Two Stickers

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

Parents Are Human Transforms Relationships

I have to tell you: I brought the deck home these past few days, and both times I've used it, I’ve learned way more about my parents in the thirty minutes we used the deck than the 24 years I’ve been on this earth and interacted with them. — Ruth W

We [played] for like three hours, and during those three hours were some of most peaceful and connected times that I would feel with my parents. We were just in a state of curiosity, of wonder, of empathy, of vulnerability.

I remember just afterwards, I would just be sitting in bliss and be like, oh my gosh, the world is all right. There's nothing wrong right now with the world. Everything is just as it should be. Everything is harmonious. — David Hu

I love my parents. My mom (pictured) spends 90% of our conversations giving me unsolicited work advice. Work is her passion and she excels at it, so naturally she wants to help me. 

We've been stuck in a cycle; each time I visit home I'm guilty of tuning out within the first 10 minutes of her taking about work. 

I bought these cards on a whim and have been using them to prompt our dinner conversations. 

My parents love it. Cue reminiscing, story time, a lot of laughter.

(It's also helped me be more patient and present when my mom does talk about work 😉) — Emily Cheng

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

My mother spoke about a book on fear and then related why it was so impactful. 

She then told in detail an event where she was attacked at work. 

I’ve heard the story before but there were certain details I forgot about and it was really interesting to hear it again. 

I have so much respect for her. — Ryan Lum

I tried out the game with my mom and it's amaaazing.

It's been such a long time since we were able to connect on the same wavelength, where she didn't feel the pressure to "parent". 

I was able to understand her in many more identities that I was familiar with, as daughters to our parents, as professionals, as women. We're scheduling another time to keep going through the series. 

She's pretty stoked about it too. It's the first time in a while since we've had such an intensely meaningful mom-daughter bonding experience. — 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

My family is Taiwanese and we aren't accustomed to ask each other about our days, even though every night as a child we always had dinner together.

I used this deck over Thanksgiving and it was literally the most we've ever connected outside of eating together and hiking.

— Lily C

My favourite memory during this pandemic is playing Parents Are Human with my parents over video call.

Through asking these questions that I have never asked before, I got to know them even better!”

— Angela D

Our family played your game Parents Are Human and it started a whole world wind of deeper conversations and we all bawled our eyes out.

So it was very successful. Thank you for igniting that fire, I feel closer to my fam now.

— Angel G

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 in the top left corner. Start things 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? You control how you want to play.

💪 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.

Use Parents Are Human To Learn A New Language

"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)

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, firefighters, licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed psychological associates, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists 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.

With each package, comes our love, prayers, and warmest wishes from my family to yours. ❤️

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.