Unlocking Social Connection: Sage’s Tale of Critical Core

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, finding innovative ways to nurture social connection and confidence among students is paramount. Enter Critical Core, the tabletop role-playing game designed to empower learners of all backgrounds. Sage, a school counselor and a passionate advocate for Critical Core, shares the profound impact it’s had on their students. Here’s the […]

Thank you AOTA!

While we missed seeing supporters and enthusiasts at PAX East this year, it was an honor to be able to attend and present a full day workshop at the American Occupational Therapy Association conference in Orlando, Florida! I had the awesome opportunity to present alongside Virginia Spielmann, who was instrumental in developing Critical Core and […]

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Rolling the Dice, Breaking the Norms: TTRPGs as a Tool for LGBT+ Youth Empowerment

Hello, Game to Growniverse! We are Tor, a trans and gay facilitator, and Ellie, a nonbinary, queer facilitator and counselor. We work together to facilitate Game to Grow’s first LGBT+ group and Gender+ groups! These groups have been very special to run and see grow, especially in the face of so much transphobic legislation happening […]

Regarding the OGL and Critical Core…

A personal commentary from Game to Grow founder Adam Davis on what the OGL means for TA-RPG and Critical Core. We have been watching the commotion in the larger RPG community about the open gaming license and the ongoing struggles to clarify what the next steps are for those using the open gaming license to […]

New 3E Group for Empowerment, Empathy, and Exploration

  Most of our sessions at Game to Grow are around 90 minutes long. That’s a perfect length for our young participants. But as the years have gone on and Game to Grow has gotten older, we noticed something. Our players have gotten older too!   We’ve heard feedback from our players, some who have […]

New Group for Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender-Questioning Participants

Happy Pride Month!    As we celebrate the amazing LGBTQIA+ members in our community, we’re proud to announce a new kind of group for Game to Grow! This group is focused on providing a space to empower transgender, nonbinary, and gender questioning youth through the power of tabletop roleplaying games.      Creating characters for […]