Kids on Board Games Geeklist - July 2017
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Kids on Board Games Geeklist
- July 2017
Hello all and welcome to the monthly "Kids on Board" games Geeklist.
Children need time to play alone and with other children without adult intervention, but playtime with adults is also important. As we all know board games are great for that. Not only do they teach children patience, problem solving, social skills and creativity amongst other things they can just be plain FUN for everyone.
This is a geeklist for anyone that plays any board games with children. Remember, they don't have to be your own children! (Just get permission first if they aren't!!) Hopefully it will inspire, inform, advise and open our eyes to the world of gaming with kids.
Feel free to post geeklist items, comment on other peoples items and generally mingle in the comments below. Also, consider spreading the word to anyone you feel may be interested.
Now, all you need to do is:
1. Play a board game with kid(s) within this month - it'd be extremely helpful if you can give the ages of the kids
2. Post a geeklist entry after you've played
3. Let us know how it plays
4. Provide feedback for others:
- hopefully one comment/word per child, maybe they can devise their own rating system?
- give your own overview, the adults perspective on how it was for you and how it seemed for them
5. Be nice, it's okay to disagree but it's not okay to be rude - we're all different but also the same
6. That's it!
Feel free to post photos but also feel free to avoid using full face pictures and avoid full names. You know, the usual internet safety rules.
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Kids on Board Resources
GeekDad - 10 reasons to Play Games with your Kids
The Benefits of Board Games
10 Benefits of Board Games with Kids
Stop Playing Monopoly with your kids and Play These Instead
Gaming with Kids BGG Forum
BGG Family Games List
BGG Family Games Subdomain
Kids on Board Games Geeklist - SUBSCRIPTION THREAD
Welcome to the first Kids on Board games geeklist.
Having been a member of the SGoYT and WCHBP I was inspired (i.e. decided to rip off the idea) to create this list for those of us who regularly or occasionally play board games with kids. I'm hoping that seeing what others are playing, how those games work and getting some direct feedback from kids themselves plus a view from the participating adults eye will inspire us to dig out those games or try something new.
Once we get going we may have some small monthly challenges or themes (e.g. try a Pick Up and Deliver game this month) but in the meantime feel free to offer your thoughts and advice about the list but above all, take a look around, make yourself at home, and have fun!
- [+] Dice rolls