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Roll the dice and tell me all…

Roll the dice and tell me all…

A while ago I used a board game therapy resource at a child and family organisation. It was to help learn all about the young client in a fun and creative manner, and it worked!

It turns out in this modern techie world, board games are still fun! It was a really effective way to develop trust and a bond and get a large amout of information quickly, fantastic! Then I started to work in a secondary school with ‘cool’ kids and the kiddy game with kiddy questions didn’t quite cut it. I had a look around but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I made my own! It took a bit of time and research about questions and some nice pens…

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It has a basic board design, some ‘jump forward 3 spaces’ ‘uh oh miss a turn’ type things and a selection of cards with questions to choose on every turn. The questions range from basic ‘what is your favourite subject?’ ‘what would you do if you won a millions pounds?’ to deeper questions like ‘who would you most like to spend a day with?’ what is your favourite memory?’

And it works! Teenagers have said with praise ‘wow, you made this, cool’. I have used it in 1:1 therapy even more than once with the same client and also with groups to develop relationships and understanding.

My question is… if I worked with my lovely designer and clever print company to develop this idea would people be interested?

Please let me know your thoughts below.

Thank you!

1 Comments

  1. Lindsey Wilde

    I think it’s cool that you created and made it yourself too! Great idea, I have found creative arts work really well in therapy, clients are less guarded and less in their ‘head space’, if therapist is working alongside them, it promotes the relational bond. May need to allow space initially to build trust, then introduce as an idea. I’m all for it, well done.

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