The Game of REAL LIFE has been used as a therapeutic game for life skills classes with at risk kids.
First a disclaimer : I do not have any childhood development credentials. I have an associates degree from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - an acting degree. This is part of the game - playing a role or putting on someone else's shoes.
I first made The Game of REAL LIFE for adults as a joke. Then some teachers started buying it for at risk kids and said it was OK for teens. The comment from the first teacher was:
"My kids are already having sex and doing drugs so anything that just brings up the subject for discussion works for me."
So SEX and DRUGS are a part of the game. SEX and DRUGS are always a personal choice and always a risk.
The way it works in the game is : if a player lands on the space that says Drugs/Alcohol someone is offering your character alcohol - you can say yes or no. If you say no you do nothing. If you say yes you roll the die on the drug chart - and it is a risk. You might get Happiness, you might lose Health and you might become addicted.
Happiness wins the game (so the alcohol is tempting) but if you run out of Health you die and you are out of the game.
So it depends on the teacher and the class if this game will work for you.
SEX is like DRUGS. If a player lands on a SEX space someone wants to have sex with your character (in the game) - you can say yes or no. If you say no you do nothing. If you say yes you roll the die - and it is a risk. You might get Happiness, you might get a disease and lose health or the woman might get pregnant.
The basic premise of the game is that life is a path and as you go down the path of life things happen to you - some of life is fate and some of life is your personal choice.
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