A North Naples couple is rolling the dice on another card game.
The game is a follow-up to one they introduced in mid-October. Their first game, called Rehab-A Couple's Release, is a feel-good PG-rated game designed to get couples talking, laughing — and maybe even kissing.
The new edition, launched last week — Rehab-A Family's Release — is therapy for families.
Creators James Schlimmer and fiancée Ashley Chaffee are taking it on a media tour across the state to spread the word and generate interest by appearing on morning TV news shows.
Chaffee knows firsthand how difficult it can be to reach children, especially when they aren't your own. She is about to become a stepmother to Schlimmer's 11-year-old son, "Little James," and she sees the game as a way for families, especially blended ones like hers, to get closer.
"For the longest time, it was Little James and James, so when you add me to the mix, you still feel like an outsider," she said. "It's that mucky water. You don't know where you fit in. You don't know what conversations you can have."
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It is not only singles that struggle with Valentine's Day...
Many coupled individuals will stand in the card aisle of the grocery store looking through the oozing romance and feel despair because they no longer look at their other half that way. Valentine's Day can be a sad and painful reminder that their relationships, once filled with so much love and adoration, have no been reduced to bickering, nagging and fighting.
Failure to communicate is the primary reason for relationship failure. Additionally, our societal changes over the past several decades have bred individuals whom believe that happiness and love are the same. However, it is impossible to be happy with your partner all the time. This does not mean that the love is lost; rather, it simply means that some of the original magic has waned. Sometimes, couples may only need a new or better way to communicate or they may need the opportunity to see their partner through the rose-colored glasses they wore upon first meeting.
A North Naples couple wants to help you bring back that loving feeling and reopen real communication instead of enduring the same argument for the millionth time.
James Schlimmer and Ashley Chaffee created a simple, yet effective card game, called Rehab- a couples release.
this easy, no pressure game includes 52 cards; 48 question cards and 4 social cards that give the players time to clink glasses or even share a kiss. Whether you're looking for a relationship fix or you just want to get to know your partner in a deeper, more meaningful way, rehab-a couples release is the bridge to bring you closer.
Fit Project Mag staff took the opportunity to play a round over dinner one night and found that it opened a different level of communication with questions that you may not think to ask another couple, such as if they ever doubted their relationship would work. Originally, one couple felt silly but once the barriers were down, it became enjoyable to learn about where their love started and prompted that loving feeling all over again.
Rehab- a couples release is available online for $17.95 at www.RehabGamingUSA.com
Reconnect with 'Rehab-a couples release'
A Naples couple has developed a card game to rekindle communication in relationships.
By Justin Paprocki
When was the last time you were proud of your partner? What was the funniest moment of your relationship? What’s the one thing your partner does that makes you genuinely happy?
The most important question at all: When was the last time you told your partner any of those answers?
A Naples couple has released Rehab: A Couples Release, a card game that gets to the questions at the heart of any relationship.
“Couples sometimes forget why they fell in love. This is a chance to go back,” says Ashley Chaffee, who came up with the game with her boyfriend, James Schlimmer.
The game isn’t so much a game in that sense of winners or losers, but more in a way that it’s a quiz in which, hopefully, a player comes out a bit more enlightened about his or her partner.
The idea came about after Schlimmer came up with an exercise for a couple he knew who were going through a rough time. He wrote down 52 probing questions about the relationship, and the couple drew a playing card assigned to each one. By the end, the couple remarked it felt like they had just gone through rehab.
Chaffee and Schlimmer, both Florida Gulf Coast University grads with marketing degrees, took the idea and ran with it. Within months, it went from concept to reality, with a manufacturer in Orlando producing the cards.
The questions asked range from serious to lighthearted, so playing the game isn’t really like going through couples counseling. But it can be a way to really ask those questions that couples don’t think to ask. The game shifts the conversation away from “How did your day go?” or “Did you call your parents?” to “Describe your worst date,” or “Where is your favorite place to have a drink?”
“We get so caught up in the day to day. We just don’t sit and pay attention to each other,” Chaffee says.
The game sells on rehabgamingusa.com.