Sign: A Game about Being Understood


A game about being understood

SKU: TG-SIGN Categories: , ,


Published by Thorny Games
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro

This game is based on the history of Nicaraguan Sign Language. Nicaragua in the 1970s had no official form of sign language. In 1977, something happened. Fifty deaf children from across the country were brought together to a school in Managua. Without a shared language to express themselves, the children did something remarkable—they created one. In Sign, we follow a story inspired by that journey.

All publisher proceeds from the physical version go to support sign language education in Nicaragua, currently The Nicaraguan Sign Language Projects (NSLP). 



  • 68 Large Form (3.5” x 6”) cards
  • Facilitators guide to be read while running the game



“Zeroes in on a core of humane, heartfelt empathy in play. It’s truly a beautiful experience to play” – Indie RPG Award Judges

“Sign does to take up a difficult subject, and have players understand a small part of a real journey that transformed thousands of lives. It centers on agency, connection, and the struggle of understanding each other in a silent world” – Honorable Mention, Golden Cobra Panel of Judges 

Additional information

Weight .3 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 2 in
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