Dear Boardcubator fans,
Every board game has a tale to tell, and often, it’s the stories that extend beyond the tabletop that resonate deeply with us. In this edition, we’re unveiling stories of healing through play and the enlightening intersection of board games and education, all brought together by the charm of Project L.
Here’s a brief overview of this newsletter:
- John’s Journey – The role of Project L in trauma care.
- Aaron’s Insight – Melding mathematics and board games: Project L’s influence in college math courses.
- Community contribution – A chance to win or contribute 10 all-in Project L versions by sharing your unforgettable board game experiences.
John’s Story: The Healing Power of Board Games
In my journey as a board game studio owner, few letters have touched me as profoundly as the one I received from John, a dedicated staff member at a teen residential facility. John shared, “Our goal is to provide trauma informed care for these youth as they have serious emotional or behavioral issues… Board games are such an easy way to break down barriers and start conversations in a relaxing way.” Among the myriad of games at the facility, Project L, found its place. Not just as a game, but as a beacon of connection. John elaborated, “I knew early on that Project L would be a great choice to introduce to the kids… The kids understood the game without modifying anything! It always brings me joy to hear a kid call their parents and describe to them the amazing board game that they just played.”
But what resonated most profoundly is the tangible impact of our shared love for board games. One particular child, now being fostered by John and his spouse, started their journey of connection over a shared game of Project L and a promise of ice-cream. It’s more than just a game; it’s an avenue to heal, connect, and rebuild.
Delve deeper into John’s heartfelt letter here.