SuperBetter: Mental Health 4+

The Power of Living Gamefully

SuperBetter, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 673 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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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.

Pricing is for U.S. customers. Pricing in other countries may vary. Charges may be converted to local currency depending on country of residence.

Payment will be charged to the credit card connected to your iTunes Account when you confirm the initial subscription purchase. 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.

What’s New

Version 1.3.9

Thank you for playing SuperBetter! This update includes bug fixes and performance improvements. If you experience any issues, please let us know at

SuperBetter was redesigned in early 2023 to serve as a tool for educators to address the youth mental health crisis. If you had an account on the original app, you will need to create a new account. History from the old app is not available in the new. The original web app can be accessed through the end of 2023. Find a link in our Help Center FAQs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
673 Ratings

673 Ratings

Mummasabe ,

Thank you

Amazing, just try it and become better. My mental health has held me back so long. I’m finally getting to gross with what I can do for myself and this app is a huge help giving me responsibility and accountability. That’s not what bad mental health boils down too, I’m well aware of that. I am getting the proper help from doctors etc, however, personally I wanted to do what I could for myself to enhance the help I already receive and this app has helped immeasurably

_sheilamac ,

Brilliant idea but digital products needs improvement

I was invited in by a dear friend and was blown up by the whole concept: I loved it! Finally somebody made it fun and engaging to bite size your way to awesomeness together with trusted allies!

As soon I started my ally journey though I started getting a bit confused every now and then and also experiencing some unexpected glitches (mostly with the iOS app). As a seasoned experience designer I would so love to jam together and help this idea thrive and superheroes spring everywhere around the planet!

I wish they can rapidly make it up and address the key experience gaps soon enough - which will certainly prompt me to increase the number of stars here :)

Jojolondon1234 ,

Better than boom beach

Yes, I am addicted to the boom beach rewards. And here we are, another reward system I can ACTUALLY benefit from! I am starting the losing weight journey but I see all the next topics I can play with. Let’s unlock the next level

App Privacy

The developer, SuperBetter, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

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