Florida family launches card games to spark conversations

Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 02, 2017

The nightly routine in many households include dinnertime and a little relaxation before bed.

Evenings basically are silent, because family members are mindlessly glued to their phones, on Facebook or watching TV. Their significant other or teenage kids are doing the same thing.

It feels like no one interacts or talks anymore. Family members even text each other when they are in the same room.

The problem can cause even more tension if you are in a strained relationship or a newly blended family who is trying to break the ice and get to know each other.

A Southwest Florida couple, James Schlimmer and Ashley Chaffee, are the creators and owners of the new Rehab game series, which are card games aimed toward couples and families, who ask open ended questions designed to spark conversation and share memories and goals.

Playing interactive games is how Ashley bonded with James' young son, also named James, when the couple first started dating.

They visited the ABC Action News studios Saturday, April 1, to talk about the card games designed as tools to help improve family communication.