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Using Games to Teach

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Using Games to Teach

Board games in general can help teach logic, critical thinking, creative thinking, social skills, strategy, reading comprehension, and how to win and lose gracefully. There are also ways to sneak math, geography, language arts, and even science into your board game experience. This list is set up to help you find fun games that the whole family will enjoy but will also help with learning. I’ve linked each game title to Board Game Geek for a full description of the game, and the text that I’ve written is helpful hints for using the game to teach. Feel free to contact...

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Games That Play Well at Two Players

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Games That Play Well at Two Players

There are some games that do not play well at two players, and there are some that play great at two. Here are the ones that play great at two and with more people. See our other note for games that only play at two players. Santorini Codenames Duet Azul Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra Azul: Summer Pavilion Castles of Burgundy Memoir 44 Elder Sign Barenpark Pandemic Carcassonne Splendor Raiders of the North Sea Kingdomino The Quest for El Dorado Kanagawa Race for the Galaxy Spirit Island Star Wars: Rebellion Paperback Five Tribes War of the Ring Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Series...

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If You Like That, Try This

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If You Like That, Try This

We narrowed down our top 15 most popular games and asked for recommendations based on those specific games. Here’s what everyone came up with - Azul - Sagrada, Calico, Splendor, Patchwork, Mandala, Point Salad, Azul: Summer Pavilion, and Qwirkle Codenames - First Contact, Just One, Mysterium, Mysterium Park, Coup, Decrypto, Blind Spot, and Paperback Uno - Sparkle Kitty, Duo, Phase 10, Diamonds, The Mind, and Point Salad Yahtzee - King of Tokyo, Qwixx, Roll For It!, Bang!, Aggravation, and Can't Stop Cards Against Humanity - Bards Dispense Profanity, Monikers, Pictionary, Telestrations After Dark, Super Fight, Red Flags, What Do You Meme?, and Joking Hazard Catan - Carcassonne, Wingspan, Pit, Bohnanza, Scythe, Castles of Burgundy, Concordia, and Expancity Ticket to Ride - Scotland Yard, Catan, Carcassonne, Power Grid, and Splendor Monopoly - Machi Koro, Vegas Showdown, Railroad Ink, Catan, Carcassonne, Power Grid, and Suburbia Dominion - Thunderstone Quest, Hogwarts Battle, DC Deck-Building, 7 Wonders, Bohnanza, and Marvel Champions Dixit - Mysterium, Obscurio, Codenames, Codenames Pictures, Decrypto, Concept, and Mysterium Park Carcassonne - Barenpark, 7 Wonders, 7 Wonders Duel, Isle of Skye, Alhambra, Kingdomino, and The Isle of Cats...

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Solo Games

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Solo Games

Sometimes it’s difficult to get a group of people together to play a game, but it doesn’t change the fact that you might really want to play a game. There are a number of games now that take that in mind and have a solo play mode, and here is a list of those games. I linked the Board Game Geek listing in case you’d like to know more about the game than just the title. These games can only be played solo: Friday Arkham Noir Case #1: The Witch Cult Murders Coffee Roaster These games have a solo mode...

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Two Player Games

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Two Player Games
These are all great games that are designed to be played with only two players.

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