Kids on Board Games Geeklist - August 2017
Kids on Board Games Geeklist
- August 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
Gaming with Kids BGG Forum
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
BGG Family Games List
BGG Family Games Subdomain
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Welcome to the second ever Kids on Board games geeklist.
Well, there seemed to be a great reaction to the list last month so a big thank you to all who contributed, subscribed, advertised or simply just read it.
What I'd like to do now is gauge some thoughts and opinions on how you'd like to progress this in the future. What I'm thinking of is having volunteer host each month - how do people feel about that? Hosting is very simple, all it entails is the creation of the list and I will give you the header code as a template to maintain some continuity, and that is about it. You have no need to post or comment but it's always better if you do.
I'd also like to see what people think about maybe having simple themes each month (the Couples geeklist theme last month was Travel, or we could use game mechanics e.g. tile laying)? Of course, you are not limited by the theme, you can add any game whatsoever, themes are just another way to inspire you to pull out a forgotten or hardly played item. Whatever your thoughts drop them into the comments below but be all that as it may, as usual, simply take a look around, make yourself at home, and have fun!
- [+] Dice rolls