Learn how tabletop games can affect your mental health and how playing board games and RPGs can contribute to your mental wellbeing in a frank and personal discussion from this year’s PAX Online x EGX Digital.
Join Weronika Matczuk, Maya George and our very own Johnny Chiodini as they discuss their own experiences with both mental health and tabletop gaming, from their first steps into the hobby to how it’s helped them through tough times.
The three talk about how the escapism of creating a roleplaying character and exploring a fantasy world can help you create a safe space and explore elements of yourself that you may not feel comfortable exposing otherwise.
There’s also talk of how parts of the hobby beyond the table - such as painting miniatures - can help with mental wellbeing, and how playing games with your group can pave the way to being honest and open about your mental health in a way you’re comfortable with.
The Mental Health and Tabletop panel was originally broadcast as part of this year’s PAX Online x EGX Digital, which kicked off on September 12th and runs until September 20th. PAX Online x EGX Digital is hosted by ReedPop, the company that owns Dicebreaker.