Top 10 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Games – Board Games

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1. Playing CBT


Therapy Game to Develop Awareness of Thoughts, Coping Skills and Enhancing self Control.- 2020 Version, Emotions and behaviors for improving Social Skills, Playing CBT

Playing CBT #ad - Playing cbt is designed for use in individual therapists, counselors, educators and facilitators. The game enables a fun and safe means of exposure to emotions and related cognitive issues.

The game is designed for use in individual therapy and group sessions, by therapists, educators and facilitators, counselors, it enables a fun and safe means of exposure to emotions and related cognitive issues. It is unique in its implementation of CBT principles; designed specifically to improve social skills, emotional regulation, self-control and self-resilience in children and adolescents. The 2020 version also contains a highly detailed manual and pluralistic illustrations to suite just about anyone, anywhere. The 2020 version offers 15 different games in one box to address various emotions, thoughts, physical sensations, cognitive traps and behaviors.
BrandPlaying CBT #ad
ManufacturerShelly Zantkeren #ad
Height3.23 Inches
Length9.96 Inches
Weight3.35 Pounds
Width9.96 Inches
Part Number43223-669

2. Golden Path Games


Mixed Emotions: an Activity for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Golden Path Games #ad - Mixed emotions gives you a hands-on tool for helping kids figure out—and articulate—their feelings. The mixed emotions board can also help an individual, group or family think about and process a significant event.

You can use the board as a simple check-in activity--a way for a child to bring you up to date on their recent experiences, feelings and moods. Children use the 40 color-coded chips to “show” you which emotions they have experienced. The board and chips give them a concrete way to share their perceptions and emotional reactions to what has happened. Often children and teens act out because they don’t really understand their emotions or don’t know how to express them. It has 100 words that describe emotions. You can also play a game with the included Mixed Emotions cards. The colorful board engages children's interest.
BrandGolden Path Games #ad
ManufacturerGolden Path Games #ad
Height0.5 Inches
Length11 Inches
Weight0.31 Pounds
Width8.5 Inches
Part NumberLYSB00BUV10M0-TOYS

3. Didax


Didax 500063 Social Skills Group Activities, 6 Board Games

Didax #ad - Keeps kids engaged while they learn important social skills. Ideal for use in small groups. Games will encourage your students to work together as they learn to improve their social skills. Entertaining and educational games are perfect for elementary age students.
BrandDidax #ad
Height1.5 Inches
Length17.25 Inches
Weight2.4 Pounds
Width12 Inches
Part Number500063
Warranty30 day warranty against manufacturer defects

4. Play Therapy Supply


Superhero Strengths: Building Resilience, and Emotion Awareness Card Game, Coping Skills

Play Therapy Supply #ad - For kids and teens ages 6-14. Teaches skill sets - strengths, feelings, coping, breaking the ice, resilience, and relationships. Kids love the superhero theme - great for individual sessions or groups of 2-4 players.

78 question cards make superhero strengths a great value and a fun therapeutic tool. Bonus content - includes a link to free downloadable worksheets to use in conjunction with Superhero Strengths. Fun therapeutic game - kids and teens play the role of superhero collectors while learning to identify their strengths, deal with feelings, build coping skills, and improve resilience. Great for play therapists, school counselors, youth leaders, teachers, and parents.
BrandPlay Therapy Supply #ad
ManufacturerPlay Therapy Supply #ad
Height1.2 Inches
Length5.1 Inches
Weight0.55 Pounds
Width3.1 Inches
Part NumberG-SS

5. The Game Plan Game


Problem-Solving, The Game Plan Game: Life Skills for Kids Teach Your Child to be Safe, Social Skills, Feelings Management

The Game Plan Game #ad - More than 200 question and activity cards. Educational safety and life skills board game which enhances critical thinking, manners, feelings and behaviors.

Encourages conversations and problem-solving on challenging issues, feelings and teaches safety information, good health and smart choices. Ages 4-10 - fun easy interactive play: move, Draw, Spell and Say. Manipulate the cards to meet your needs at home in small groups or in classrooms. Discuss questions on bullying, teasing, personal safety, phone and address, safe and tricky persons. Versatile - for parents, Educators, grandparents, clubs, Health Professionals.
BrandThe Game Plan Game #ad
ManufacturerGame Plan Game #ad
Part Number1001201



Mindfulness Games for Kids, Fun Family Game, Get to Know Your Kids, Preschool Learning and Homeschooling Supplies, Parent Child Bonding Time, Educational Games for Kids

ARTAGIA #ad - Versatile and great value. Ideal for children ages 4-7. Could be used daily before bed or in a therapy or classroom setting. Ideal for ages 8-17. 150 cards 3 games in 1 box: spend quality time with children exploring the concept of mindfulness through series of experiments, questions and rituals Learn fun facts, fun competitions, yoga and meditations exercises, understand emotions, improve concentration and memory! Educational yet fun, our game is versatile and widely used by school teachers and counselors as well and suitable for all ages of children.

Experiment game: play with or compete against players by applying mindfulness to body awareness through yoga, meditation, observation and experiments. For a price of one you get three games in one box! 150 cards in a travel size box, makes great play therapy toys, schools, camps, easy to take on trips with you.

Super fun classroom game but can be played at home as a family. 3 games in 1, something for everyone! Great gift idea for the holidays! Perfect for counseling, but also guaranteed to make a family night a success! Valuable additional to classroom games collection or counseling games arsenal. Ideal for ages 5-17. These mindfulness cards are ideal for home, or group therapy and comes with a fun sticker reward system.
BrandARTAGIA #ad
ManufacturerARTAGIA #ad
Height1.1 Inches
Length9.1 Inches
Weight1.26 Pounds
Width5.2 Inches
Part Numbermindfulness

7. da Vinci's Room


Don't Go Bananas, A CBT Game for Kids to Work on Controlling Strong Emotions

da Vinci's Room #ad - Simple to play: 2-4 players take turns building each color pile. Tackling 5 emotions: the game works through 5 strong emotions - anger, worry, sadness, fear and jealousy.2-4 players ages 6-12: a variety of questions makes this game versatile for a larger age group.

Players answer question prompts about different emotions and situations as they play the cards. Semi-cooperative play means if someone can’t help their own piles, they help someone else’s pile. Helping build social skills along with working on emotions. Based on the abcd model of cognitive behavioral therapy: Kids work to identify what triggers their emotions, analyze the beliefs they have about those situations, explore their reactions and look for ways to change their thought patterns.

Adults playing along can help kids see first hand positive ways to process emotions and feel more comfortable giving their own answers. For parents and professionals: teachers can play don't go bananas with small groups of kids in the classroom or parents can play with their kids at home. More thought provoking questions can be added or removed for easier or tougher gameplay.
Brandda Vinci's Room #ad
Manufacturerda Vinci's Room #ad
Part NumberDVR-DGB



Leading to Better Relationships. Great Counseling Tool., Fun Social Skills and Therapy Game for Adults and Teenagers: CBT Therapeutic Family Game for Meaningful Conversations and Open Communication

ARTAGIA #ad - Share funny stories, secrets, views and dreams in a fun and playful atmosphere. Used by many teachers, cottage weekends, school counsellors, road trips, therapists and small group settings. Create a culture of trust and understanding within the family and get to know each other! Versatile game: great for family dinners, holiday gatherings, family vacations! Great tool for schools and therapists.

Challenge deck: tackle harder themes from ethics to personal issues in a judgement free space. Game has been known to improve many relationships and build self-esteem. 3 games in 1 with 150 cards: family conversation starter game.

Chat deck: spark honest conversations about current affairs, social media, and past experiences. Valuable addition to counselor supplies. Create a culture of trust and understanding with questions addressed to teens and adults. Chill deck: keep things casual with topics for everyone ranging from music tastes to fashion trends.
BrandARTAGIA #ad
ManufacturerARTAGIA #ad
Part Numberccc-game

9. Childswork / Childsplay


Feeling and Doing Game, The Talking

Childswork / Childsplay #ad - One of the most popular tools used in child psychotherapy. The questions and directions in each set of cards include items that are not anxiety provoking to items that are moderately anxiety provoking. The information gained while playing provides diagnostically meaningful insights into the child's psychodynamics. Suitable for ages 4 and Up. Intended for use by mental health professionals.
BrandChildswork / Childsplay #ad
ManufacturerCreative Therapeutics #ad
Height2.5 Inches
Length9.75 Inches
Weight2.31 Pounds
Width9.75 Inches
Part Number1

10. Cards for Calm


Imaginhero. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tool for Superheroes.

Cards for Calm #ad - A resource to teach mindfulness in therapy sessions, or homeschool, the classroom, either to a group or individual. A classroom version of the popular therapy tool, social workers, used by counselors, therapists, Cards for Calm, and educators.

Translates cognitive behavioral therapy techniques into a relatable framework using superheroes and storytelling. Recommended for ages 7+. Imaginhero is superhero therapy! Imagine superpowers that give you new ways to reduce anxiety, improve social skills, deal with confrontation, and increase focus. Using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, Imaginhero is a mindfulness therapy game suitable for children and adults.
BrandCards for Calm #ad
ManufacturerCards for Calm LLC #ad
Height3.5 Inches
Length0.8 Inches
Width2.5 Inches
Part NumberIH-01