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…
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.