Game to Grow’s therapeutic social skills groups primarily use tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons to help teens build real-life social skills.
Why Tabletop Role-Playing Games?
We use tabletop role-playing games to help teens, adolescents, and emerging adults become more confident, creative, and socially capable. The inherent benefits of tabletop role-playing games are numerous, and become even more beneficial if intentionally facilitated by a professional.
While we were brainstorming for a presentation at PAX South in 2016, we filled an entire whiteboard with reasons why tabletop role-playing games are inherently beneficial, and narrowed down the four main reasons we use tabletop role-playing games in our social skills groups. No matter the reason players decide to play these games, they are developing and practicing skills.
Tabletop role-playing games help players:
- Learn to take the perspectives of others
- Improve their frustration tolerance
- Develop their creative problem-solving skills
- Cultivate communication and collaboration skills
To top that off, they are fun!
Interested to know how our groups actually benefit families? Check out these testimonials from parents of our participants!
Game to Grow’s West Seattle group meets at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center from 6:30 to 8:00 PM for 11 sessions from September 24th to December 10th (with no group on November 26th). The facilitators for West Seattle groups are Adam Davis and Adam Johns.
Interested in this group? Visit the registration page