296 – Boardgames and Reading – The Family Gamers Podcast
Boardgames and Reading
Anitra wrote a blog post about using boardgames to build reading skills! But first…
The longest freight train in the US used 296 freight cars (pulled by 9 locomotives). Normally, freight trains in the US are limited to about 2/3 this size due to the limits of air brake technology.
There were exactly 296 games released for the Nintendo 64 in the NTSC format (the format used in the US and most of Europe).
Donnie Carpenter, the founder of First Move Financial, is a board gamer just like us, so he completely understands the shelf of shame. You can go to firstmovefinancial.com/familygamers to find out more.
What We’ve Been Playing
MONTHLY REPORT for May (whoops, we missed March & April)
Andrew – 13 plays of 11 games (H-index 2). Most played: The Goonies & Sunny Day Sardines
Anitra – 39 plays of 20 games (H-index 3). Most played: Railroad Ink Challenge, Under Falling Skies, Unmatched
Young listener Zach writes “I demand a fact” and prefers absurd facts.
Michael from The Gameschooler Podcast also sent an email with the subject line “I demand a fact”.
Podcasting can feel like no one is listening. We challenge you to send an email or message this week to a podcaster you enjoy listening to.
SNAP Review – Sunny Day Sardines
What do we think of this very simple, very compact game? Watch the video or read the transcript of our review of Sunny Day Sardines.
Welcome new members
Boardgames and Reading
Based on Anitra’s blog post.
And don’t worry if your kid is taking a while to learn to read!
Plus, Board games that can be played with NO READING at all:
We are running a giveaway, with (at least) five winners, to be announced on episode 300 at the beginning of July. Enter now!
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