Tabletop to Tablet: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Combat Screen Addiction
The role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, once at the center of a moral panic, is now seen as a counterbalance to the problem of screen addiction.
Parents worry about the latest video games, like Fortnite. A generation ago, Dungeons & Dragons was the game that seemed like a menace. But in a surprising twist, the role-playing strategies of D&D are now seen as a solution to the problem of screen addiction.
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- Producer: Bonnie Bertram
- Producer: Meral Agish
- Editor: Sandrine Isambert