Join us for Boardgame fun to build confidence, resilience and social confidence!
Why are table top games great:
Through character development, group storytelling, and working with others in an active and changing imaginary world, your teen will be the main character in their own story. They can try new ways of solving problems and interacting with problems.
What they gain:
Combating loneliness with regular social interaction
Developing social confidence through teamwork while completing in-game goals
Building relationships with others in their team
Growing confidence through the practice of problem-solving and communication skills
Harnessing creativity and imagination with storytelling and character development
Learning conflict resolution and problem-solving skills by working with other participants to navigate and resolve the games and stories
Group sessions are 2 hours, once per week.
Groups begin once there are at least 3 compatible participants and are scheduled based on the needs of the group and facilitators.
For those with more intense issues, we provide closed groups where the participants are very carefully selected for compatibility.
Please contact us for more information or to begin our intake process.
The games currently on offer:
Zombicide is a collaborative game for for 13 years old and up. Each player controls a "survivor", human beings in a zombie-infested town. In fact, "survivors" hastily change to "hunters" to smash zombies through and through. However, the team must constantly keep the balance between survival and slaughter: as the zombicide's going on, the "Danger level" is going up and infected are growing in numbers. Any misstep can turn to disaster.
The cooperative mechanisms in Zombicide are excellent. The characters can use their weapons and other items to distract the zombies in order to help others out of tough jams. This is the type of interactivity within the game that fosters and develops social interaction, team work and problem solving.
Zombicide is a fun and easy game with cool minis in an archetypical, popular and comics-inspired environment. Ambiance is constantly kept between "beat'em up" and "survival horror" as characters keep on turning from preys to predators. Humor and gloom happily marry in a zombie-fest. Find weapons, kill zombies. The more zombies you kill, the more skilled you get, the more skilled you get, the more zombies appear. The only way out is Zombicide!
Gaming Social Groups
Critical Core - Coming soon!
Critical Core is so much more than a tabletop role-playing game. Using the power of play for plays sake and designed as an alternative to traditional social skills training programs, Critical Core invites children to enter a shared world of fantasy and social problem solving to build social confidence and empowers them to flourish socially on their own terms. Developed under the guidance of autistics, therapists, educators, psychologists and using the practices developed by Game to Grow, Critical Core will change the way you understand tabletop role-playing games.
Critical Core combines modern developmental therapies with the mechanics of tabletop role-playing games to help kids connect with their families, their friends, and the world around them. Players build social confidence, communication and collaboration skills, develop frustration tolerance, emotional resilience, and caring for others, all while rolling dice and having fun.
The next group will be running in Term 2 2022
$140 per 2hr session
$125 For clients new to the groups, an initial 1hr interview with the teen and a parent to ensure suitability and discuss expectations, supports and goals.
Total per term (8 x 2hr sessions) $1245
Get in touch to find out more and enrol your child on 0403563686 or contact us here!