Game to Grow trainee featured for amazing work with veterans

Psychologists Allison Battle and Thomas Quinlan were recently featured in the Star Tribune for their use of Dungeons and Dragons at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. “We are hiding therapy with a spoonful of sugar,” Battles said. “It makes therapy fun and shows that growth, recovery and healing doesn’t always have to be focused on […]

Games Build Social-Emotional Skills

When was the last time you played a game? Gaming is good for emotional health, especially for kids! U.S. News and World Report’s article, “How Games Can Build Your Child’s Social-Emotional Skills“, is all about the connection between gaming and social-emotional learning: “The goal of SEL is to teach kids and teens non-academic skills like […]

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Tales from the Real-World Table: Trust, Exercised

Here’s a Tale from Adam Johns: “Trust, Exercised” At my table, it was recently revealed that one of the characters kept hidden crucial information that could have been used to help prevent a terrible disaster. The character who kept the information brought up how they don’t trust the rest of the group and are only […]

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Valentine’s Day In: Two-Player Board Games For All Skill Levels

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers and chocolate or ignore the holiday altogether, we’ve got you covered with some great two-player board game recommendations from Game to Grow staff! Truly engaging two-player board games can be hard to find, so we’ve collected our tried and true recommendations to keep you having fun this weekend, while […]

Monstrously Helpful: The Displacer Beast

Welcome to Monstrously Helpful, a take on using  the most dastardly villains and dreadful monsters to create positive experiences for everyone involved. The Fiendishly Fierce Fey Feline The displacer beast is a malicious and intelligent hunter that comes from the mystical land of the Feywild. This six-legged and be-tentacled black panther-like creature is the size […]

[Webinar] Inclusive GMing: Understanding Context and Creating Diverse Experiences

  Tabletop role-playing games can be amazingly diverse and inclusive spaces, however some of the traditional rules and stories have problematic histories. This webinar is for players and GMs who want to better understand the discriminatory histories written into TTRPG canon and how to create inclusive stories moving forward. We will be discussing strategies to […]

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[Webinar] Therapeutic GM Q+A: Therapeutic TTRPGs with Teens

  We’re back with another in-depth Q+A for therapeutic Game Masters, this time focused on best practices and strategies for running therapeutic TTRPGs with teens! In this Q+A you will have the opportunity to ask seasoned therapeutic GMs Adam Davis, MA Ed, and Elizabeth Kilmer, MS, LPA questions about running therapeutic TTRPGs with teens and […]