Hidden Rules Social Situations Card Game

Item # 540021
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We have hidden rules in our society. These rules are social expectations that are usually not explicitly taught to us. This game will help your students learn 40 common hidden rules to help develop their social competence. This is a fun group activity that can be played with 2-8 players.

The topics covered in this game include personal space, speaking volume, what body language can tell you, and more.  Each card clearly explains one hidden rule in a way that your students with autism or Asperger's syndrome will be able to understand. Students will enjoy playing this game at home, in the classroom, or during your social skills training time. Be sure to take time during the game to explain each concept clearly, making time for discussion and comprehension.

Each player begins with seven cards. Then, the remaining cards are used to form draw and discard piles. To progress, players must match a card in their hand with the card in the discard pile by color or number. If the card they place is a Hidden Rules Card, the player must read the social question aloud on the card and answer the prompt. If a player has no matching cards, they must draw from the draw pile. The first player to discard all their cards is the winner!

This game is geared for students ages 6-12. The card set includes 8 additional blank cards so that you can add specific skills that you would like to target. If you don't have enough time to finish the game, you can declare the player with the fewest cards the winner.

Includes 98 cards that teach 40 hidden rules.