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.
Sponsor: Thanks to First Move Financial for sponsoring The Family Gamers Podcast. If you need a sounding board for your life’s financial decisions go to firstmovefinancial.com/familygamers and set up a time to talk to First Move Financial.
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
Welcome to the new members of our Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/familygamersaa/permalink/2935823616707109/
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.
Find Us Online:
or join the Family Tabletop Community on Discord! thefamilygamers.com/discord
Or, for the most direct method, email us! firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Check out our new Family Gamers and Play Games with Your Kids merchandise – T-shirts, hoodies, and mugs – at thefamilygamers.com/merch.
PLEASE don’t forget to subscribe to the show, tell your friends about the show, and leave us a review at Apple Podcast or whatever your podcast subscription source is. We’re also on Amazon Music, TuneIn, and Spotify.
The Family Gamers is sponsored by First Move Financial. Go to FirstMoveFinancial.com/familygamers to learn how the team at First Move Financial can help you pile up the victory points.