249 – Gameschooling Interview – The Family Gamers Podcast

We continue our gameschooling series by interviewing the student himself, our son Asher.

249 Fact – “Lot No. 249” is a Gothic horror short story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Read it here: https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/index.php/Lot_No._249

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What We’ve Been Playing

Gameschool Summer Badges from the Gameschool Co-op: https://gameschoolcoop.com/summer/ and scroll down to “Meeple Badges”.

SNAP Review – Mass Transit

Watch the video or read the transcript on our website: https://www.thefamilygamers.com/mass-transit/


Go Cuckoo! (sponsored by HABA) – only on The Family Gamers Community.

The Independence Incident and a Meeple Spatula (sponsored by Grand Gamers Guild) – enter at https://www.thefamilygamers.com/grill-and-chill-giveaway

Gameschooling Interview

Asher was nervous to start homeschooling, especially moving out of public school.

His brother and sister are jealous because he spends less time on schoolwork, but he’s jealous because the public school system issued them iPads.

He was super excited and happy to learn we’d be using board games as part of schooling.

His favorite subjects? “Either math or science.” We were surprised but, “there’s the math in board games, those are fun.”

Favorite science game: Periodic, a Game of Elements (more on this in our gameschooling for science post).

He feels he learned the most from Periodic and Subatomic.

We also discuss Orbital Velocity (our review).

Asher surprises us with his opinions on the history games we played. We highly recommend The Grizzled and Pan Am.

What did Asher like about the Timeline games? Although he often walked away frustrated, he really was learning and enjoyed that part. Surprise!

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