The Science of Magic: Quest for Arete Review

Check out this review of The Quest for Arete: An Elemental Card Game. Before modern chemistry, the mixing of elements was considered a magic art!

The Science of Magic Last spring, the kids and I read String, Straightedge, and Shadow: A Story of Geometry.  We were fascinated to learn that in Ancient Egypt and Greece, those who were seen to have mystical powers, those who were considered priests and in contact with the divine, were those who understood the properties […]

Little People Love Gaming, Too!

Board gaming really can be an activity for the whole family - even your little people! Find out how to involve your 3-5-year-olds in family board games!

One of the reasons we have embraced board gaming is because of how adaptable it is to whole-family, multi-generational interaction.  (Read more here about what we call “Living” Board Games.) Granted we haven’t figured out a way to involve the eighteen-month-old in board gaming in a meaningful way (i.e. chewing on game components doesn’t count […]

“Living” Board Games: High Quality Family Fun

There is a time for structured learning and instruction.  And we can make use of a variety of activities to meet that objective.  But when we come to “family time” or “game night,” the objectives are different!  Have you ever played a game that everyone knew was actually instruction in sheep’s clothing?  Or struggled to stay engaged […]