Saturday, March 7, 2020

Great Educational Games from Looney Labs

Those of you following my blog have probably noticed how OBSESSED I've become with games lately.  It's a serious addiction!  Haha!  But I've recently realized how AMAZING games can be as educational tools. - And that's for the kids AND me!  I've learned a lot from gameschooling!  So I thought I'd share some great educational card games from the fabulous Looney Labs!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Big Bad Fables Kickstarter Campaign

I recently came across what appears to be a really fun game on Kickstarter and I really wanted to share it with my readers! I don't usually blog about games I haven't played yet, but this one is time sensitive, so I wanted to get a post out ASAP!  It’s called Big Bad Fables and it’s currently running a Kickstarter campaign!  I don't usually write posts about games I haven't played yet, but this one is time sensitive.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

New Games for 2020 from Indie Boards and Cards

As a gameschooling mom and blogger, I love sharing great games with my readers and followers.  But one thing that's SUPER SPECIAL is getting to share newly released games or even games that haven't yet released!  So I was so excited when the AWESOME folks at Indie Boards and Cards sent me a box full of games - and many of them are releasing THIS YEAR (2020)!  Woohoo!!!  I'll share more about some of the other awesome games I received in a later post, but I wanted to go ahead and share these new releases so that you can keep an eye out for them, because there are some fascinating and unique games in this bunch!  So let's go ahead and jump in!

Kodama 3D (Release Date: February 2020, Ages: 14+, Players: 1-4)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Skyjo Card Game Review

I'm just gonna say it.  Again.  I'm a sucker for a good math game!  I love gameschooling of ALL  TYPES!  We have science games, history games, art games, English games, geography games, and so on.  But math games hold a special place in my heart.  I think it's because math has always been a bit intimidating to me.  Games lesson that intimidation.  Sometimes kids don't even realize they are learning! That's why I was excited to review Skyjo, by Magilano!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Red7 Card Game Review

I love big, board games that have lots of components.  They're definitely fun.  But sometimes I just want a nice, fun card game.  Card games are fantastic because they're usually easy to learn, take up little space, are easy to set up, and are very portable.  So I was excited to try a new card game that I'd never played before: Red7, by Asmadi!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Ecologies Card Game Review

One of my favorite things about Gameschooling is how it takes subjects that can seem difficult and really make them easy to grasp. Digging into a game and using information you learned about a subject to solve a problem in the game really helps you delve deeper into what you're studying!  And that's what I love about Ecologies!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

My Little Scythe Review

As I've been on this gameschooling journey lately, I've found a few games that my husband and I love, but are a bit too complicated for my younger kids.  It's always great when I see that a "grown up game" has a kids' version.  But the test is always: is it fun or is it just an oversimplified version of the original? I'm in several gameschooling social media groups and I'd heard repeatedly that My Little Scythe, by Stonemaier Games, was a great kids' version of their popular Scythe game.  But I'm a person who needs to see it and try it for myself.  After all, one person's favorite game can be another person's nightmare. Haha! So I was excited to get my hands on a copy and check it out for myself - using my 3 kids as little game playing guinea pigs!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Metaphor Dice Review

Creative writing is such an important subject to me.  I adored my creative writing courses in high school.  And one of my absolute FAVORITE college courses was a poetry writing course. It's such an amazing thing to put your thoughts on paper and have them validated - to have other people read your words and be touched by them.  But I'll be honest.  I often feel tremendous writer's block.  It usually happens at the beginning of the writing process. That jumping-off point at the very beginning can be harrowing.  So I was thrilled to find Metaphor Dice!

Friday, February 7, 2020

North Star Games Review

I recently discovered North Star Games.  That's one of the fabulous things about gameschooling!  You realize just how many quality board and card game companies there are that you may have not heard of yet!  So when I had the chance to review a few of their titles, I jumped at the chance!  They sent me a family/party game and 2 card games and they are pretty fun!  Let's check them out!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Absolute Zero Math Games Review and Discount Code

As we continue on this gameschooling journey, I've found so many benefits.  One of the greatest benefits I've seen is math practice.  There's just something perfect about pairing math with games.  Math is inherent to games.  From number recognition to scorekeeping, games involve math.  And math is one of those subjects that often intimidates both students and parents.  So putting everyone at ease through a game is a great way to make math practice more appealing!

That being said, I've been on the lookout for good math games!  And that's how I discovered Absolute Zero Card Games!