Preorder the Game to Grow book!

Big news! Game to Grow’s first book, Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games: The Game to Grow Method, is now available for preorder! (details below) Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games provides a comprehensive approach to implementing therapeutically applied role-playing game (TA-RPG) groups for mental health practitioners. When facilitated by a trained professional, TA-RPGs are a powerful tool for insight, growth, […]

foundry10 + Game to Grow = TTRPG research win

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Game to Grow partnered with the Seattle-based education research organization, foundry10, to evaluate the social and emotional learning that occurs in our tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) programs for youth. The white paper has been published, sharing research findings and actionable insights. Click on the link or image below to read: How […]

Dragon Talk interview with the Adams goes from podcast to page

Have you heard of Dragon Talk? It’s an official Dungeons & Dragons podcast. Each week, Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito sit down with guests from across gaming and pop culture to discuss Dungeons & Dragons. They recount their most memorable interviews in their new book, Dragon Talk: Inspiring Conversations about Dungeons & Dragons and the […]

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 […]

“Using Tabletop Games to Help People”: Game to Grow on Wired.com

We’re wired up! Game to Grow was recently featured in the article “How Therapists Are Using Tabletop Games to Help People”! Wired interviewed Adam Davis about the use of tabletop roleplay games in a therapeutic space: “A lot of therapists and educators speak the languages of gamers and therapists, or the language of educators, but […]

Elliot’s Passion Project

When we speak about Game to Grow’s mission, we often hear from educators, therapists, or other professionals in the TTRPG space about the life-enriching benefits of tabletop role-playing games. Of course, the most important part of the equation is the players themselves! For his school’s “Passion Project,” Elliot Ticen takes a look at how immersive […]

A book opens up, revealing a d20. Above is the Game to Grow logo and the words "Tales from the Real-World Table." Below is the title of the story: "Trust, Exercised."

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 […]