Gut Check

Gut Check is the game of truth or care about the quality and cost of health care and the need for transparency for patients to make the best decisions. You’re a patient about to undergo an important medical procedure – increase your odds of getting the best care possible by persuading your opponents to show their hands and reveal the true quality of their services.

But there’s a catch! When your opponents are seeking care, you take on the role of a hospital and try to beat the competing hospitals to the punch by sharing the quality of your best procedures and by setting the cheapest prices. Show your mettle as both a patient and a hospital if you want to thrive in this fast-paced party game!


Available through the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Executive Producer: Mary Flanagan
  • Game Design: Mary Flanagan, Max Seidman, Ben Sawyer, Lucas Sanford-Long, Royce Park, Nick O’Leary
  • Graphic Design: Sarah Ettinger
  • Production: Max Seidman, Lucas Sanford-Long, Royce Park, J. Patrick Lewis

Created in collaboration with Digital Mill


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