248 – Gameschooling (part 1) – The Family Gamers Podcast
Have you read Anitra’s series on gameschooling? Let’s revisit some of the games that worked well for us this year.
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What We’ve Been Playing
- Via Magica (review)
- Mass Transit
- The Game: Face to Face
- Block Ness (review)
- Hammer Time
- Robots Ate Our Pizza
- Ubongo 3D
- Space Explorers
- Mega Mouth
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SNAP Review – Block Ness
Can you win control of the lake? Anitra and Asher review this 3 dimensional area control game. Check our website for the transcript and video.
Our Year in Gameschooling
What is gameschooling? Using board games as a learning tool, especially in a homeschool context.
Why gameschool? It helps escape from the mundane.
What surprised us the most? That it didn’t help a ton with math practice & history. But using games to reinforce science concepts worked amazingly well.
What did we like the most? Playing games reduced the “distance” in the teacher-student relationship.
Find out more about the games we used for math and English language arts: Gameschool for the Boring Parts.
Much Ado About Baseball
Andrew read a eARC of Rajani LaRocca’s new book and gives us his quick review.
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