Updated: Jul 18
Consequences is an oldie but a goodie. I've had this game in my counseling room for years and kids still love it. The game helps children become aware of how their actions have consequences: both positive and negative. They can gain control over their situation by controlling their behavior.
What I love about it:
When you make good decisions you move forward and you move backward for poor decisions. Just like real life.
The game has a card to send you to the ice cream shop towards the end of the board and another card that send you to see Skippy, the dog. This can either be exciting or disappointing depending on where you are on the board, elevating the emotional reactions in the game.
It has some blank prompts where you can write in your own scenarios. This helps to customize it for kids.
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What I Don't Love
The scenarios are pretty simple and seem to be aimed at young kids. I'd like to have prompts more applicable to older kids as well.
The characters only have 4 fingers. It's kind of weird and some kids have gotten hung up on it.
Overall, I really like it. It is very much behavior-focused and doesn't get into deeper issues of the heart. It may not be a go-to game for a child with a trauma history, but could definitely be beneficial for kids who struggle with impulse control.