13 Jul 2023

Can role-playing board games help social development?

From Nights, 9:08 pm on 13 July 2023

Fantasy tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons have shot up in popularity in recent years, thanks to their inclusion in popular culture. Researchers at the University of South Australia are studying the possibility of using tabletop role-playing games or (TTRPGs) to promote social growth in people. One of those researchers is Dr Susannah Emery. She speaks to Nights about the promise of role-play gaming.