Board games and therapy

This week I had one of my regulars bring a guest to play board games. They we late getting to transitional housing for an addiction program which meant they had to wait till the next day. Figuring a distraction would help they were brought over to play a couple of board games to pass the evening. At the end of the night they said it did help though their paranoia flared up a bit thinking they got an easy win on one of the games. Wanted to share this positive story from the week.

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Supporter18 months ago

How cool! What games did you play?

18 months ago

Just the easy ones Ticket to Ride, Scrabble and Scatagories.

18 months ago

Playing boardgames releases oxytocin and the feel good vibes 

18 months ago

Works for me unwinding on the weekends.

18 months ago

ive heard that board games can be a great form of therapy in multiple areas. thanks for sharing!

18 months ago

I have seen it being played in a women's prison and a juvenile hall as well for good behavior groups.

18 months ago

i think ive heard of prisoners playing D&D together and that creating some great bonds and developments as well

18 months ago

Yes there have been many accounts of prisoners playing D&D in their cells and on the yard.

18 months ago

you think by the time we get old theyll be playing it in nursing homes to keep their minds sharp?

18 months ago

It's probably starting to happen already. First rule set was published 45 years ago you know there were a couple of people in their 30s that took a look at it.

18 months ago

who needs bingo when you can slay monsters am i right?

18 months ago

I think bingo would be more difficult to play. Catan I've seen played in the libraries.

18 months ago

hahaha nice