Are these games really free?
Yes. Through generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation you can obtain free copies of the games to play, learn, and teach with.
Our ask is that you don't just put them up on a shelf but take the time to play and enjoy them with others.
Will you ship the games outside the United States?
Within reason, yes. Place your order and if there is a problem we'll contact you and figure out a solution.
Are there teaching guides and tools for the games?
Yes! We have created downloadable versions of our instructions, a facilitators guide and videos you can play that explain the game prior to a play session.
We ask you don't, and instead that you donate them to a school or other organization that might further play them and explore the issues they cover.
Can I resell these games?
Which game is better?
We love all our games equally.
If you feel that our teaching guides and tools for facilitators aren't enough (see above) we're happy to help.
There are people we can put you in touch with who would be happy to develop a workshop for you and your organization using these games. Please visit our contact form to get in touch with us and we'll do our best to help you.
Do you have facilitators or people that can help us run a workshop using these games?
Are there other board games that explore health & health care?
Yes. There are a number of board games that either are meant as entertainment with health themes, or are more serious, and are designed with education and training foremost in mind. Here are some great links to set you off exploring:
Tiltfactor who helped create our games has several more!
Hustling Healthcare is a board game that uses real Medicaid pricing data!
The Hello Game helps with difficult conversations
Nerdcore Medical makes a couple boardgames for medical students
Gridlocked is about and aimed at training emergency medicine teams
U.K. based hospital supplier Ashton resells four training games
BoardGameGeek has a great list of health-themed board games
Spotlight on Games has a list of over 100 health-themed board games
Medical Futurist : Doctors Play Boardgames
The Guardian wrote about a health board game for young people
If you have a game to add to the above send us a note via @playinghealth
I have additional questions and need to speak to someone...
Visit our contact form to get in touch with with any remaining questions.