Doggone Grief is a children's grief game from Aultman Grief Services. The board game is designed to help kids share their feelings about a special person who died. Communication is the first step toward healing. Read the news release, Canton Repository article or Akron Beacon Journal article about the game.
How to Play
To play Doggone Grief, players pick dog tokens and roll the dice to move around the game board. When the token lands on an "emotion" space - mad, sad, happy, scared or wild - the player picks a dog card. The emotion cards show dogs in various activities that reveal their grief emotions, too, such as the Sad Card on the left.
On the back of the card (pictured right) is a statement about what is going on with the dog in the picture. The card also includes a question or two for players to answer about themselves or their loved one who died. Children who have played Doggone Grief say the game is a great way to share their grief feelings.
Get A Game Now
If you've checked out other children's grief games, you'll find there's nothing like Doggone Grief. The game is available at the Aultman Hospital Gift Shop and the online Aultman Marketplace (found under "Aultman Clinical Departments").
Proceeds from the sale of this children's grief game will go toward additional grief services and resources for adults and children in need.
Read what school counselors are saying about the game.
Aultman Grief Services offers a variety of classes, support groups and learning tools to help people cope with loss and grief.