Game Information

Game Summary

ABOVE WATER is a game for health. It takes advantage the benefits of both physical and digital games. The game is designed to educate non-institutionalized individuals with clinical anxiety and panic disorder. Potential players may be diagnosed, seeking intervention information, or a supportive friend

Players: 4
Time: 20-60 minutes
Equipment: ABOVE WATER card deck and a personal device (e.g., phone/tablet) for each player
Research Summary

We present ABOVE WATER – a digital/physical hybrid game to inform people about the available strategies to cope with two types of Anxiety Disorders – Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. The game teaches players about existing treatments. This hybrid game is designed to inspire players to share their experiences and develop their own personal narrative. The document also outlines an assessment strategy to study the game and determine its effectiveness as a game for health. The game is designed to educate non-institutionalized individuals with clinical anxiety and panic disorder. Potential players may be diagnosed, seeking intervention information, or a supportive friend.

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