Alice Housing provides housing options for women and children leaving abusive family situations in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Three years ago they also started what is now a successful play therapy program called Healing the Bruises.

“We can sit and talk, play a game of cards, and you’d be surprised at what comes out (of the children),” said Ms. Morgan, the counsellor.

Mrs. Morgan uses a host of board games in her counselling, including games called Anger Management and The Divorce Game.

I’m not sure exactly which ones she’s referring to, but maybe one of these 41 board and card games available from Therapeutic Resources.


“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato