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The Bodhana Group is thrilled to announce we are the recipient of the Explore York Bloom Grant!

$60,000 for two years to specifically grow Save Against Fear as the premier York tabletop game convention! Thank you to Explore York for believing that change begins with community, and tabletop games are designed to build community. Through play, we learn communication, connection, and creativity to keep us moving forward together!


Every year since 2010, The Bodhana Group combines the love for tabletop with the love for our community by showcasing all of the benefit gaming can accomplish. Celebrating the games, the people, and the opportunities to learn how to bring your own character to life, play with us and game for good at Save Against Fear!


All proceeds benefit The Bodhana Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates and utilizes tabletop gaming as a directed therapeutic and clinical practice that can benefit personal growth as well as enhance social and educational services to individuals and families. Those services include:

  • Therapeutic Tabletop Role Playing Groups for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Tabletop Game Programs in schools, hospitals, elder care, and community programs.

  • Community Outreach Programs that seek to unite our community through the power of play.

  • Training & Consultation Services to teach other therapists how to implement therapeutic tabletop gaming into their own practice.

  • Research done in collaboration with Universities into the efficacy of role playing games as therapy.

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