Mary Free Bed intern Brandon Beck wanted to do something just a little bit different for his time at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Beck decided to create a board game to be used in Recreational Therapy with stroke patients. The Mary Free Bed Road to Recovery game. Patients got to pick from a stack of five different types of cards that would ask them to do something to help in the stroke rehabilitation process. The categories are Education, Torture the Therapist, Mystery Event, Activity Time and Social.
Patients’ favorite cards were Torture the Therapist where a song or dance would happen on a whim! The group had a wonderful time playing and said that the game was fun.