Option-Play - opening box

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. 





Columbia Secondary

Columbia Secondary

Embrace, Don't Run

  • One OPTION PLAY game unit for every 10 students (suggested)
  • Worksheet with Components 1-8 for seniors to complete before the workshop
  • 1 hour meeting with counselors to learn how to use OPTION PLAY, and to develop a transition plan for senior class based on counselor assessment, before or after workshop 
  • 1 - 3 hour session workshop with students to play and debrief OPTION PLAY, and process Components 1-8.



Using OPTION PLAY with college freshman

  • One OPTION PLAY game unit for every 10 students
  • 1 hour session with RAs to play OPTION PLAY
  • 1-2 hour session to plan using OPTION PLAY with students, connecting this to required learning outcomes, and learn about customizable options for one-on-one counseling and smaller groups

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