Games

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OPTION PLAY edition 2

  • OPTION PLAY is a fun tool and social card game that helps students feel confident as they prepare for the transition from high school to college.
  • Players will have lots of fun as they read through a range of scenarios experienced by first-year college students.
  • The game requires players to use answer cards to choose or invent serious, silly, innovative, and risky possibilities.
  • With OPTION PLAY, students will enjoy laughing and competing with each other, and getting immediate feedback from the group about their choices. 

 

Packages

 

TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE

 Columbia Secondary

Columbia Secondary

GOING TO COLLEGE MEANS MORE THAN BUYING THE RIGHT COMFORTER

For High Schools and Community Programs (Starting at $500, will need to discuss number of students and travel )

  • One OPTION PLAY game unit for every 10 students
  • One hour of Get Oriented homework for seniors to complete before the workshop
  • Meeting with counselors to review OPTION PLAY uses, and review specific student issues
  • 3+ hour session (can be held over two days) with students to play and debrief OPTION PLAY, complete Essentials and Roommate exercises, and develop a Going to College folder

Take-aways: OPTION PLAY game unit(s) and Going to College folder 

For Groups of High School Friends (Parents can purchase this package for 4-10 friends (Starting at $400, will need to discuss travel)

  • One hour of Get Oriented homework for seniors and parents, to complete (separately) before the workshop
  • Anonymous assignment for both group of players and group of parents
  • 2-3 hour session for friends to play OPTION PLAY, which will lead into Essentials and Roommate exercises, and the chance to develop how they want to transition to college
  • Group will work on a Going to College folder, including planning how to stay in touch
  • Opportunity for purchase of discounted OPTION PLAY game, if needed

Take-aways: OPTION PLAY game unit(s), Components folder with a copy of What Does Essential Mean?, How to be a Good Roommate, and Hire Yourself to Go to College Classes, and Components folder including the anonymous assignment from parents, telephone numbers, and a marked up campus map. Parents receive the anonymous assignment from players, downloads of requested articles, and one 30 minute follow up session for the group via Face Time or Skype.

 

For Individuals (2 hours, starting at $300, will need to discuss travel)

  • One hour of Get Oriented homework for seniors and parents, to complete (separately) before the workshop
  • OPTION PLAY is used to familiarize instead of as a game, and this will lead into talking about Essentials and Roommates
  • The new college student will identify what their transition to college looks like
  • The new college student will develop a Going to College folder, drawing on scenarios from OPTION PLAY and completion of roommate, essentials, and other activities
  • Opportunity for purchase of discounted OPTION PLAY game, if needed

Take-aways: OPTION PLAY game unit, Going to College folder, parents receive the anonymous assignment from players, and one 30 minute follow up session for the group via Face Time or Skype.

 

Please email Genevieve at funtoplay@smallstepsgoplaces to learn more about the workshops, and to schedule a time. 


You get into it, and it’s a fun game to play, which is also important, so you are having a good time and you are bonding with people, and you are actually getting experience for what college will be like. So, that is definitely worth it.
— Gabi, Fordham
Maybe this specific situation won’t happen with my roommate but now I kind of understand the right thought processes for myself.
— Nick, Drexel