Improved self-esteem is a goal of most groups I run, and many of my individual sessions as well. When a found a children’s board game that focused on this, for less than $35, I jumped on it. Here is The Self-Esteem Game
Players roll the die which instructs them to go to one of the positive affirmation spaces (and repeat the affirmation), pull a problem card, or pull an esteem card. After pulling a problem card (examples below), players spin the spinner which tells them how they “solved” the problem (positively or negatively). Esteem cards are positive affirmations paired with a personal discussion question.
This game is not great. In my opinion, self-esteem is not an accurate focus. The esteem cards seem more geared towards making positive behavior choices. The problems in the problem cards are very vague/generic, and the “solutions” on the spinner are as well. The game is marketed for ages 8+ and while there are certainly some 8 year olds that are on this level, it seems like it would be more appropriate for 10-14 year olds.
Possible edits someone could make to improve the game:
-create new problem cards using the type of problems your students/clients face
-create a new spinner with more specific positive and negative coping skills
-either add an additional element for focusing on self-esteem, or use the game as more of a “get to know you” or termination game
I was wondering where you bought this. i have been tying to find and have been having a hard time.
Hi Maddie – Unfortunately, it is no longer available for purchase. Someone else asked me about it and I did a lot of googling and couldn’t find it for sale anywhere.
I purchase this game at Savers which a local thrift store in my area. When this game is used I do agree that when spinning the wheel is vague and the path that is played is the same way. However, keeping this in mind this game can be adapted which makes the game more beneficial when used.