The subject is the title of an article by Ayala Oren in this month’s The Journal of Child Psychotherapy.

From the abstract:

… The special challenges for the therapist using board games in psychotherapy come from the need simultaneously to observe the game, play it ‘well’, plan actions, regulate the child’s anxiety level, maintain a playing atmosphere and deal with transference and countertransference issues – all in the highly tense atmosphere of competition. In the paper, I outline how board games can be used in psychotherapy, focusing on projective and developmental domains …


Also, there’s a book that’s been on my radar for a long time: Children’s Use of Board Games in Psychotherapy by Jill Bellinson.