Make a Move (or Toma el Paso) is a board game that teaches unaccompanied immigrant minors (UIMs) about the release from detention process. The game introduces players to the 3 pathways for release from a juvenile shelter as well as events and actions that could speed up or slow down your approval for release. Make a Move is currently being used with UIMs as part of the Immigrant Children’s Affirmative Network (ICAN) curriculum, which is managed by the University of Miami’s Community & Educational Well-Being Research Center (CEW) at the School of Education & Human Development. If you are interested in using the game, it is available for purchase at-cost directly from The Game Crafter, a print-on-demand game site with a discount on bulk orders (links below).
Note: The full game set is available with components in both Spanish and English. If you only want the game set in Spanish, please see links below.
- Game set to play in Spanish and English (both languages included): Toma el Paso
- Game set to play in Spanish only: Toma el Paso
- English game expansion (only as addition to Spanish only set): Make a Move
- Toma el Paso: Game instructions (Spanish)
- Make a Move: Game instructions (English)
- Make a Move: Self assembly DIY game components and chance cards slide deck (English)
How to Play
– Etiony Aldarondo, Executive Director of Melissa Institute; Founder of ICAN
– 2016-17 ICAN Volunteer
– Youth who had previously spent time in a facility, after playing Toma el Paso