Take the Family Quest Experience Further With Family Quest On The Go!
The Family Fun of Family Quest You Can Take With You Anywhere!
While Family Quest: A Family Therapy Board Game was designed to be played in a family therapy setting with a therapist helping to moderate the discussion, as I utilized it more and more with families, I discovered that, in most cases, families were able to facilitate it on their own. What families were really enjoying about the game, which was what I was hoping for, was the opening up of discussions, finding out new things about each other, or seeing how well they knew each other. So, I wanted to try and find a way to extend that experience and make it more accessible. The board game is a wonderful intervention and opens many doors in terms of communication, but there is not always time and available space to play it.
Enter Family Quest On The Go! It has the same family fun of Family Quest, but utilizes just game cards. Therefore, you can take it with you anywhere! Therapists can take it with them to in-home family visits, to school sites, or other venues where space is an issue. Families can play this version of the game in the car, on vacation, at the beach, waiting in a long line, etc. Like Family Quest, this version of the game still allows families opportunities to communicate, listen to one another, get to know one another better, gain more respect for one another, and, hopefully, grow closer as a family.
Just as in Family Quest, Family Quest On The Go! is made up of three types of cards. First, there are Family Discussion Cards, which are designed to allow the individual family members to tell about themselves and how they feel about certain topics. Next, Family Trivia Cards give family members a chance to see how well they know the other members of their family. Finally, Family Connection Cards require family members to work together with another family member to try and answer questions about their family. Some of the same questions that were featured in Family Quest are utilized here, but there are also some brand new questions that are exclusive just to Family Quest On The Go!.
Therapists could certainly use Family Quest On The Go! with their clients as a supplement to Family Quest or as a standalone intervention. For example, the Family Trivia cards are great to help with family reunification cases or, in general, in helping as a barometer to see how well families know one another. Or if you only have a few minutes left in a session or need an ice breaker, utilizing some of the Family Quest On The Go! cards can be the perfect intervention when there is not time for a full board game. However, this game is also designed to be client friendly and could be used by families without the help of a therapist. So, if families have played Family Quest in session and enjoyed it, therapists could recommend the family pick up a deck of Family Quest On The Go! cards to play at home. The game is designed for players ages 7 and up. There is no maximum number of players on this version, but play may slow down if there are more than six players. The price is $20.
Each box of Family Quest On The Go! comes with 63 Family Discussion Cards, 46 Family Trivia Cards, 41 Family Connection Cards, and a set of Instruction Cards.