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My Brother and I Played the Game "We're Not Really Strangers" and Here's What Happened

“We’re Not Really Strangers” is a card game that is created for people to open up and deepen their relationships with those around them. The cards come in multiple levels that are titled perception, connection, reflection, and so on. The creator of the game, Koreen, brought We’re Not Really Strangers to life in an attempt for people to ask themselves hard hitting questions and to create meaningful bonds with others through engaging conversation.


The questions hit you like a bus. So, I decided to ask my 22 year old brother, Kiernan, WNRS questions without him viewing them first. Although the experience would be better in person, I called him on a Thursday night around 7:30 and picked his brain.


Naturally, his answers were interrupted with a lot of “umms” and “oh wow, this is a hard question, let me think.”


I planned to make these visuals more poetic, but I liked the irony of deep answers paired with amateur stick figures. Accompanied by these quick doodles of him (not drawn to size), here are Kiernan’s answers.


I added my thoughts along the way, because these questions really do make you think.







One truth that I have come to terms with is that not everyone is going to have the same heart as you. You can give someone so much and get nothing in return. Not everyone means what they say as much as the people who mean every word that comes out of their mouth. Especially these days, you have to make sure you look after yourself.