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ANGER MANAGEMENT: Print + Digital SEL Game | Social Emotional Distance Learning



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Looking for a fun game to help kids and teens with anger management?  You’ll  love our Anger Management Card Game.  Given the huge stressors that impact young people everyday, it’s imperative that we support them to to build healthy coping skills for when they feel mad, furious, out of control or enraged.   The questions and prompts encourage players to learn new calming strategies, recognize their anger triggers, learn how to make repairs, and cultivate an internal locus of control.


Ways You Can Use The Anger Management Game:

  • Small Groups for Social Emotional Learning Support and Skills Practice
  • Individual counseling sessions as an assessment tool.
  • The actual act of playing the game provides insight into children’s social skills, decision-making process, frustration tolerance, level of respect for rules & boundaries, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Fun for Family Game Night!
  • Community and relationship building classroom group activity


Now Available in Both Print and Digital Game Formats

You now get to choose between playing the printable card game format or the digital Google Slides™ version.  So whether you are in person or need an interactive anger management game for distance learning, teletherapy, or virtual small groups, we got you covered!


How to Play The Digital Anger Management Connect Game

Taking turns, players/teams choose a number based on the spot they would like to place their pawn. Then answer the corresponding question/prompt. Move game pawn to cover the number just answered. Players continue to take turns answering questions/prompts and moving their pawn pieces until the first player/team has completed a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line of either 4 or 5 in a row.

For a Free “Sample Example” of how the digital game works, please download our Conversation Starter Connect Game!


How to Play The Printable Anger Management Card Game

In the spirit of other popular shedding-type card games, the player to get rid of all their cards first by wins. Players try to “match” the top card in the discard pile, by either laying down the same number, color (or shape, if using the black & white set), or type of action card. If the card contains a question or prompt, that player shares their response. The player may choose to decline responding by using 1 of their 2 Pass Tickets. Actions cards add fun twists and turns to the game. Actions include:

  •  TAKE 3: The next person in line must take 3 cards before taking their turn.
  • ROTATE RIGHT / ROTATE LEFT: All players pass on, or “rotate,” their cards to either the left or right, so that everyone exchanges hands with each other.
  • GO AGAIN: Player gets to “go again,” gaining an additional turn.
  • FREE!: Player who discards a FREE card is “free” to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.
  • FREE + SPY!: Player who discards a FREE+SPY card can spy on one player by peeking at their cards and then is “free” to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.


Also, make sure to check out our FREE Behind Anger Poster (as featured in Brené Brown’s Atlas of the Heart)!

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Coping Skills + Self-Regulation, Social Emotional Tools, Feelings + Emotions, Individual + Group Counseling

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✔ The Anger Management Connect Game on Google Slides™


✔ TWO sets of The Anger Management Card Game: in both color AND black and white! So if you don’t have access to a color printer, no problem! You can download and print in black and white too! Instead of color, players match up cards with shapes!

✔ Detailed Game Directions

✔ Tips on how to use the Card Game as a Therapeutic Intervention

✔ Over 75 Questions & Prompts

✔ Action Cards

✔ Pass Tickets


A great game for my students this year. We’ve been struggling with minor behaviors turning into major interpersonal issues and this really helped my students reflect on their anger and their response to it.

-Alixandria G.

January 4, 2022, TPT Review



I loooooved this! It was engaging and really helped students to sit and reflect on themselves. I cannot wait to use this in person as well.

-Kelsey G.

August 3, 2021, TPT Review



This resource helps kids reflect on anger and ways to deal with it. The game format is great and it allows you to play in different ways. I’ve used it also to complement other games. Great to start conversation on the topic.

-Sonia L.

July 23, 2021, TPT Review



Used this with a student who needed to talk about her stressors and how to manage her anger. She liked it a lot and could not stop talking. I had to end the game and walk her back to class.

-Courtney H.

June 1, 2021, TPT Review



All of my students love UNO, so these UNO-like card games have been a gold-mine of a find for me! The anger management deck is my go-to with many of my clients. Thank you!

-Danielle M.

May 25, 2021, TPT Review

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