The Benefits of Gaming

Gaming Together camps are more than just fun!

Cooperative gaming teaches

  • teamwork,
  • communication skills,
  • imagination,
  • negotiation,
  • problem-solving,
  • coping skills,
  • perspective-taking,
  • and more.

Gaming is great, creative fun—and has been shown to develop social skills, confidence, self-regulation, and resilience. Through gaming, participants connect to others through a shared interest.


We recommend these articles and blog posts for more information.

The graphic below is a portion of a 2016 Washington Post article, "An Illustrated Guide to Why Grown-Ups Are Playing Dungeons & Dragons Again."

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Washington Post Cartoon

Photo used with permission from the artist, Josh Kramer.