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THE STORY OF SUSSED

 
 
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Now everyone can be a conversationalist…

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NOW EVERYONE CAN BE A CONVERSATIONALIST!

It all began in the 1970's when Rex Evans, an advertising executive, had an idea for a board game.

His son, Mark, enjoyed working on it so much, he took up games inventing as a hobby.

Fast forward forty years and Mark was ready to turn his hobby into a family business.

He'd created a new game to get everyone talking about themselves on holiday.

It worked!

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TODAY

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Mark Evans

Managing Director (Father)

Having a conversation is one of the great pleasures in life. It’s also very good for our mental and social wellbeing. That said, it can be very hard to do.

How many times a week do we find ourselves talking about things we’re not interested in or have already discussed a hundred times—just for something to say?

Making time to talk, finding someone to talk to, coming up with new things to talk about… are just some of the many challenges.

That’s what gave us the idea for Sussed. We want to make it easy for people to enjoy the health benefits of face-to-face conversation and getting to know each other better!

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Luke Evans

Lead Product Developer (Son)

Sussed was launched in April 2011. It’s designed to spark imaginations, stir up emotions and get people thinking.

From light-hearted to deep and meaningful, each Sussed scenario is carefully written to prompt a conversation worth having.

With 9 packs and thousands of Sussed scenarios to choose from, there’s no general knowledge required. One minute players will discover how much they have in common. The next minute they’ll find out how different they are.

Mealtimes, journeys, parties, date nights, team builds, lesson plans, get-togethers, holidays, Christmas - Sussed can be played anywhere, anytime with anyone!

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OUR CHARITY OF THE YEAR - 2019

We’re proud to support Time to Change

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FUTURE COLLABORATION

 
 
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Dr Gillian Sandstrom

Senior Lecturer

Department of Pyschology

University of Essex

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Academic research finds that our relationships with close family and friends are the most important predictors of our happiness, but even minimal social interactions with strangers put us in a better mood, and make us feel more connected to others.

We think Sussed will help you improve your close social relationships and build the skills to talk to strangers, but we are working with Dr Gillian Sandstrom at the University of Essex to develop research to put this to the test.

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In the meantime, why not be brave, and practice your social skills by talking to someone at the shops, someone waiting with you in a queue, or someone walking a dog?

Gillian’s research shows that people like you more than you think; you’ll feel good, and they’ll feel good too