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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.

4 points by zerotozero - updated 4 months ago | 13 comments | report | subscribe

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

How cool! What games did you play?

zerotozero 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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

zerotozero 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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

zerotozero 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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

zerotozero 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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.

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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

zerotozero 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

hahaha nice

StackingBoardGames 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Playing boardgames releases oxytocin and the feel good vibes 

zerotozero 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Works for me unwinding on the weekends.