Beaver Bank teens get creative to “game away” COVID19 boredom

BEAVER BANK: The longer there’s been no school and self-isolation dragged on due to the COVID19 pandemic and the State of Emergency put in place in N.S., the more bored two Beaver Bank teens became.

That’s when Brady Gillis and his friend Josh Bruffatto came up with an idea that would allow him and their friends with the scout group, they’re involved with in Beaver Bank have some fun.

“We were getting bored of being by ourselves and we wanted to be able to keep in touch with our friends,” said Gillis, a Grade 9 student at Lockview High.

The two setup an online Dungeons& Dragons group, which began one Thursday night with their scout friends.

“Most of our friends didn’t think it was going to work, but we knew it would,” said Bruffatto, also in Grade 9 at Lockview.

After the success of that first night, they invited other friends from Beaver Bank who wanted to stay connected and learn to play in a safe environment to join the group.

The two explained why they moved forward with the game idea. He added the group plays Dungeons & Dragons every Monday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.

“We get to keep in touch with our friends and it gives us something to look forward to instead of doing nothing all day,” said Gillis.