SuperBetter: Mental Health

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About this app

Improve mental health, resilience and social-emotional skills.

SuperBetter is at heart a simple and transformative idea – we can use the same strengths naturally displayed in game play to confront real-life challenges, build skills, manage stress & practice self-care.

SuperBetter uses the psychology of game play in all of life. Playing SuperBetter means bringing a gameful mindset to real-life - challenging yourself, going for epic wins, adopting a secret identity, completing quests, battling bad guys, activating power-ups and checking-in with allies. The 7 rules for living gamefully is a framework to be stronger, happier, braver & more resilient in everyday life.

Invented by researcher & game designer Jane McGonigal, SuperBetter is backed by science. In a randomized controlled trial at University of Pennsylvania playing SuperBetter for 30 days was associated with significant improvements in mental health and resilience.

The SuperBetter app makes it simple to go for epic wins, track your gameful strengths and build your whole-person resilience - mental, social, emotional & physical. Proven results in 10 minutes a day.

SuperBetter is for youth, teens, young adults & everyone who wants to unlock their heroic potential using the power of living gamefully. Over 1 million people have played SuperBetter.


> Hero account: Play SuperBetter on your own.
> Host account: A web-based portal to host challenges for squads.
> Player account: Join squad challenges when invited by a host.


14-day free trial

Grow your mental health, social-emotional wellbeing & physical resilience with a library of over 40 solo challenges.

Create your own challenges to go for personal epic wins.

Join squad challenges from hosts.

Watch a demo video on the SuperBetter website.


Promote mental health, resilience, social-emotional learning and skills for success with groups in a way that's practical & engaging.

Designed for educators, the Host account is available to anyone:

> Middle & high school teachers promote social-emotional learning.
> Small groups, teams & clubs foster youth mental health & resilience.
> Universities empower student success & student wellbeing.
> Small businesses make it a low-cost employee wellbeing program.

The web-based host portal makes it easy to create squads & host challenges. Squad challenges bring the SuperBetter methodology to life. Each has an epic win and 5-days of activities. Hosts select from a library of over 90 challenges to promote mental, emotional, social & physical resilience, or create custom challenges to have squads go for any epic win they choose. Squad members play about 10 minutes a day on the SuperBetter mobile or web app. They use a free Player account or a low-cost Hero account. Learn more on the SuperBetter website.


The Player account is a companion to the Host account. It is a free account to play with squads only.

Players can join squad challenges when invited by someone with a Host account, and play a weekly challenge hosted by SuperBetter.


The SuperBetter mobile app is designed for smartphones. If you have a Chromebook, iPad or tablet device you can play on the web app.


The Hero account price is $24.99 per year.

Payment will be charged to your credit card. Subscriptions automatically renew unless canceled before the end of the current subscription period. Manage your subscription in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.
Updated on
Jan 31, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

6.28K reviews
A Google user
October 13, 2018
I love the idea of this game! Installed it on my phone a couple of years ago, but it kept crashing. Trying it again. Hope it works better this time. Update: Ran into my first problem. None of the links in the app work. Disappointing. Update: Tried to email the developers. Message wouldn't go thru. So I suspect they may have abandoned the app. Super dissapointing.
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Casey Batson
June 4, 2023
Interesting premise, but it needs a social function, so those of us without in-person friends/etc. can complete the games. Plus, it needs a way to hold users accountable - it's way too easy to click completed without having done the activity. I get that's detrimental to one's self, but a more guided and interactive experience could help a broader audience, children, those with poor personal habits, etc. Otherwise, this is a uniquely childish experience for those with good habits established.
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Trevor Fielding