I knew there would be lots of games to see and play at Origins, but once we were there and saw everything, it was mind blowing! We went down on Friday and again on Sunday so that I could meet with some of publishers. We were able to try out a few games on Friday:… Continue reading So many games!!
I will be at Origins! I won't officially be there as a press person, but I will be there, as a press person. I'm hoping to meet up with publishers of games that I enjoy and preview what new games will be out that will be amazing for gameschooling. T is most excited about the… Continue reading Surprise!
The beginning of June brings my birthday and Origins Game Fair in Columbus. I had really hoped to make it down there this year, using either a media badge or a teacher badge. Instead, I will be attending virtually from home. I suppose our bank account will thank me...Anyway. I'll manage and hopefully be able… Continue reading It’s convention time!
It's been awhile. I apologize. Time has a habit of marching on, even if we aren't ready for it to! For Christmas, we finally gave in and bought Minecraft for Truck. He now has it on the Nintendo Switch, iPad, and Kindle. It is also on my laptop, but I haven't let him play on… Continue reading It’s Spring!
Remember when I told you about playing Crazier Eights: 1001 Nights? Well, it got better and crazier! A new addition has been added-Crazier Eights: Shahrzad. It can be played as a smaller, stand alone, 3-player game or as an extension to Crazier Eights: 1001 Nights. The card backs are the same, so if you combine… Continue reading Crazier Eights: Shahrzad
So lately we’ve been in a creative, story creating mood. I was given the opportunity to try a new game that is currently being offered on Kickstarter called Carrot and Stick. This game has created quite a few new tales and adventures. There are set instructions for playing the game with three or more people,… Continue reading Storytelling fun
A week or so ago, the boys and I were shopping at one of the local thrift stores, looking for games to use with our curriculum this year. In one of the bins I found a deck of Crazy Eights, straight outta my childhood! I remember inventing games with them as a kid. (That's what… Continue reading Sometimes crazier IS better!
This week in Indianapolis, thousands of board game players, designers and publishers are gathering for the annual Gen Con. I won't lie. I want to be there even though I cannot stand crowds. There are so many new games on the brink of coming out, or just came out, that I'd love to see them… Continue reading Convention Envy
Can you remember what you were doing when you were 8 years old? I’m pretty sure my nose was stuck in a book most of the time. I probably went outside when I was told to, but mostly I was reading. For 8 year old Samaira Mehta, she was busy inventing a game. She’s a… Continue reading Coding for all ages
The weather around here has been absolutely crazy. We seem to be experiencing all of the seasons in a week. It makes planning outdoor school lessons difficult. I don’t mind too much though, because then it means there is more time to be inside and play games! We have been playing some games we have… Continue reading Simple but fun