PlayGames2Learn.com - Educational Games

12 Months of #TheIndieTabletopNewsletter

Twelve(!) #TheIndieTabletopNewsletter ’s ago, we introduced PlayGames2Learn.com as where we publish/share our educational games (board, card, dice) for kids. Now, over a dozen games and activities are currently listed here on our website. Many are math-centric like: “Probability Battleship” “Pirates vs. Skeletons” “Hotel Escape” “Target Zer0” “The Royal Three” Some are science-focused like “The Bone

PlayGames2Learn.com - Chess Attack - Origins

Chess Attack – Origins

Chess Attack has its origins way back in the depths of time. Growing up, we often played tabletop games, including both Chess and Dungeons & Dragons. At one point, we were playing quite a bit of Chess, but for D&D me it was a bit boring compared to more “realistic” combat systems. A pawn automatically

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Four Big Projects – Complete!

On May 1st we had an official book launch via Zoom for “The Day the Pirates Went Mad”, my debut middle-grade historical novel! I read a few excerpts from Emma Sharpe’s adventures and then answered questions; including a “Spoiler Warning” Q&A segment at the end for those who had already read the early release of

PlayGames2Learn.com - Games from Our Brains

Games from Our Brains

As often as not, when we play a game, we aren’t taking a box from off our shelf – we’re playing games from our brains. “Extinction Event” always comes to my mind when thinking of an example of a non-traditional game that just popped into being. It spontaneously spawned from equal-part desires to teach a

PlayGames2Learn.com - #TalkLikeAPirateDay #CraftChallenge

#TalkLikeAPirateDay Craft Challenge

As ye know, we’re all about pirates here at PlayGames2Learn.com. And since we’re especially involved with pirate-related topics these days, we thought why not take it a step further. We’re issuing a friendly creative challenge for this year’s #TalkLikeAPirateDay! (September 19) Make a craft, costume, artwork, or do some other pirate-inspired activity, and share it

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Outdoor Play & Game Design

During the summer, especially with the current circumstances, parents can find themselves standing in for absent playmates. This is a great opportunity to be an example of good sportsmanship, to recognize effort and individual improvement, call out good ideas and teamwork, and so much more. It’s also a good time to draw out creativity and

Pretending to Pretend

Pretending to Pretend

Our daughter used this phrase “I am pretending to pretend” in a poem she recently wrote titled “I Am”. She couldn’t say where the inspiration for this line came from, but it made me think of the times when she had a class that didn’t go the way she thought it would. In these cases,