Telehealth Activity: Online Goose Game

Do you like board games? Do you like geese? Are you desperate for a new board game you can play over telehealth? Well, today I’m filling an very, very specific niche in the marketplace.

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I found Goose Game by accident because apparently this blog is mentioned somewhere on their website, and Coko Games came up as a referral in my stats. I couldn’t find where I am linked over there (I hope they said something nice!), but I did find a treasure trove of more telehealth-friendly games.

Goose Game is a standard board game where players take turns rolling dice and trying to get from the start to the finish line. As with many of these telehealth board games, share your screen with your client, grant remote control, and play!

The game works with two to four players, so it can be used for small groups. You can make some of the players automated, so you could add a computer player if you wanted to.

Some squares on the board give you boosts, like rolling again, and some make you go backwards. If you land on the same square as an opponent, they have to go back to start. In order to win, you have to roll the exact number of spaces. This makes for interesting gameplay, as someone can be really close to the end but get stuck trying to roll the exact final count while someone else catches up and passes them.

Goose Game is another spin on games kids are already familiar with, so there is novelty along with familiarity, and the rules are easy to learn and follow.


Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan. Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.

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