The Game of Real Life

Created by The Game of Real Life

A fun way to practice skills for living. By Jesse Finkelstein w/Meredith Noelle and DBT-RU. Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping Updates and A New Video!
3 months ago – Mon, Aug 03, 2020 at 05:35:41 PM

Hi All - Some exciting updates: We have a new video up with DBT-RU on Radical Acceptance - Allowing for difficult emotions can be challenging, especially right now when many of us are living through incredibly scary and painful circumstances. Radical acceptance does not mean pretending everything is all butterflies and unicorns. In fact, it is the opposite. When we try to escape our reality by numbing our emotions we increase our suffering. Radical acceptance means being fully present to the current moment with full awareness so that we can act effectively in any given circumstance. 

Shipping updates: We are just about complete in shipping out everyone's order. There were some issues with international orders, and we apologize for any delay. If you have any questions about your order, or cannot find a tracking number on your BackerKit please email me directly:

Thank you so much!

The Game

Shipping Updates!
3 months ago – Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 06:10:38 AM

Hi All - A few important and exciting shipping updates:

We're shipping out all pledges that included The Game of Real Life and WTF Happened? this week. As well as orders for just WTF Happened? You'll receive a tracking number shortly. 

All digital pledges have been sent out via BackerKit. If you haven't received a digital download, please check your spam. If you still don't see an email with the download link, please direct message us so that we can provide you with the link. 

We're super excited for how WTF Happened? turned out and can't wait to hear your feedback!

Best - The Game

Shipping Update
4 months ago – Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 04:51:59 PM

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Shipping Survey Update
5 months ago – Sun, May 31, 2020 at 09:37:26 PM

Hi All - We had hoped to get our shipping email survey from our pledge manager out this past week to collect shipping info. However, it took us a bit longer to set up. 

We will be sending out our shipping address survey over the course of the next few days - the last one will go out on Wednesday. Apologies for the delay!

Feel free to message us if you have any questions.

Best - TGORL

5 months ago – Mon, May 25, 2020 at 12:11:11 AM

Dear Friends - Our goal with The Game of Real Life was to introduce DBT skills to a wider audience, and offer those with knowledge of the skills a fun way to practice them. Thanks to you all, we have made that happen. 

In the next few days, you will receive an email from BackerKit, pledge management software, to help collect address information. 

And thanks to your support, we can now donate 200 Games to clinics, hospitals, and schools. If you have a specific place you would like a Game donated, please include the full address in the Backer Kit survey.

Thank you once again for all your pledges, support, and kind words!

-The Game of Real Life