New Physical Distancing Game Strengthens Social Connections

Physical distancing game

SuperBetter has added a new physical distancing game in its popular app. The new Stay-at-Home Scavenger Hunt creates social connection and emotional wellbeing as players stay-at-home and practice physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

The new game supports the recent shift by the World Health Organization to the phrase ‘physical distancing’ to emphasize the need to physically – but not socially – separate from others.

SuperBetter is a resilience-building game that helps players go for epic wins in real life. Nearly a million people have played SuperBetter so far. Published meta-analyses show SuperBetter is among the most effective apps for reducing anxiety and depression. 

The Stay-at-Home Scavenger Hunt physical distancing game is the first of two new Power Packs planned for the SuperBetter game to help players boost their resilience, mental wellbeing and success during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The second, now in development, is a Coronavirus Game to promote emotional, mental, social and physical resilience while following World Health Organization guidance. We recently crowdsourced ideas from the SuperBetter Community to inform the activities.

A week ago SuperBetter reported new app downloads more than doubled and global app sessions surged 40% over the prior week.

“People around the world are feeling tremendous losses of normalcy, safety, connection and economic stability,” says Keith Wakeman, SuperBetter CEO. “Adding Power Packs and making our SuperBetter app available for free to everyone who needs it are ways we can help right away while we work on plans and partnerships for even greater impact.”

The Stay-at-Home Scavenger Hunt is a physical distancing game that increases social connection. It sparks positive emotions like curiosity, surprise and gratitude. The 2-week game challenges players to find one new thing every day without ever leaving their home. Players share their daily finds with friends, family, the SuperBetter Community, or on social media using hashtag #SuperBetterScavengerHunt.

Find The Stay-at-Home Scavenger Hunt in the ‘Get Power Packs’ area of the SuperBetter apps (iOS, Android) or website. Game on!


The SuperBetter Team

Physical Distancing Game Activity

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