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Back to School Already?

It’s already Fall! Have you been busy getting ready for a new year of school? New clothes, backpacks, and other supplies have been top topics around here for the last while. But we also have a game design update! A New Look for Back to School It’s been 3 years since we launched PlayGames2Learn.com with

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Two Years of Indie Game Design

Thank you Nikita for two years of #TheIndieTabletopNewsletter! It’s been a great vehicle to share progress and find out about the work of other indie game designers! 🙂 In celebration, we thought we’d recap what we’ve shared over these 24 issues: July 2020 – we introduced PlayGames2Learn.com in the first issue and listed the dozen+

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Scaling Gameplay

With creative attention on the next Emma Sharpe Adventure and as a new phase of schooling continues to demand more cycles, game design sits on the backburner. However, we recently enjoyed introducing a couple of our younger games to some new players and we were reminded of our article “Introducing Board Games – Start Small”.

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Baked in STEM / STEAM

In connection with education, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Add in Arts (not just Fine Arts) and you have STEAM. STEM / STEAM are not a way of learning, but a high-level set of categories in which learning is desired. When our children are attending school either in the classroom or at

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A New Year of Creativity!

Last year was a pretty productive year of creativity! We released: Our 1st historical novel – “The Day the Pirates Went Mad”, an adventure for middle-grade readers set at the turn of the 18th century. Cover and illustrations by @JonMerchant21 The 2nd Pirate Pursuit – “The King’s Pardon”, available as a standalone card game or as

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Two Pirate Pursuit Games?

Yes! We now have Pirate Pursuit – The Spanish Treasure Fleet and Pirate Pursuit – The King’s Pardon. Both games let players test each other’s knowledge of real pirate lore: people, places, events, naval vocabulary, etc. However, each game is quite different. Pirate Pursuit – The King’s Pardon Our latest game is a competitive, push-your-luck,