Three Great After-Dinner Games for the Holidays

November 16, 2020

You’ve got a belly full of roasted goodies and savory snacks. There’s cookies and pie waiting on the counter. What else is there to do while you digest except break out an after-dinner game and share a few laughs before …

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Three Great Gifts for Kids who Like to Take Charge

November 12, 2020

We recently posted our Three Great Gifts for Kids who like to Participate.

At the other end of the spectrum are the kids who like to take charge of their playtime. These kiddos prefer activities that allow them to call …

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Three Great Gifts for Role Players

November 3, 2020

Dungeon delving, solving paranormal mysteries, exploring all of spacetime—the life of a Role Player spans vast universes of content. When it comes to finding gifts for a role player, deciding on the right book or miniature is nearly impossible without …

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Three Great Gifts for Kids who Like to Participate

October 19, 2020

We recently posted our Three Great Gifts for Kids who like to Take Charge.

But what about the kids who don’t feel the need to be in charge? Kids who prefer Participatory play would rather be a part of the …

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Three Great Gifts for Puzzlers

October 13, 2020

Many of us have a puzzler on our shopping list this holiday season—someone who loves jigsaw puzzles, collects them, employs ancient puzzling techniques, and has the patience of a saint. While the right gift for a someone who loves …

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Before There Were Stars & The Soft Skills that Come After

October 1, 2020

There’s something truly captivating about activities that encourage us to be the best versions of ourselves.  Television shows like The Great British Baking Show or Repair Shop (aside from being delightfully British) feature people being kind to each other, people …

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Testing positive

September 23, 2020

tl;dr:
Today is Wednesday, 23 September 2020.  I have received a positive COVID-19 test result.  If you were at the Mayfair store on Friday late afternoon (~4pm-7pm), you may have been exposed.

I am the second back-of-house Barrister to test …

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Early Arithmetic

September 22, 2020

There’s no denying the usefulness of a strong sense of arithmetic. Whether you’re counting change, planning out craft projects, or scoring up points at the end of a board game 😉

Practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division at a young …

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Learning through Pretending: Playing Diner

September 19, 2020

This week at Barrister Unschool: Learning through Pretending!

I remember playing Diner when I was growing up—setting up a table and menus for my parents, getting out the little pretend server pad, taking their fake money, bringing out plastic …

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Barrister Unschool: Expanding our Knowledge

September 10, 2020

This week at Barrister Unschool: We’re expanding our knowledge!

Discovering a game that’s fun to play is one thing, but we’re always SUPER impressed when we come across a game that makes it fun to learn.

Covering geography, history, …

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