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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Critical Thinking

October 5, 2020

The concept of Critical Thinking can be hard to pin down.

If you’re a mystery fan, Sherlock is the biggest critical thinker around.
If you play RPGs, it’s your Wisdom modifier.
If you’re an action movie fan, every time The

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Building Skills by Building Things

September 5, 2020

I want to talk about learning by building.

Let’s start here:

I built a birdhouse.

Over the course of the past year, I’ve been steadily taking more of an interest in woodworking. I suppose that’s a bit of an understatement. …

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The History of the Teetotum and How to Make One

August 10, 2020

Taking into account all the games that have ever existed in history, there are a few common elements that have persisted throughout the ages—playing cards, dice, coins, game boards and pawns—game components we know and love.  But there’s one game …

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Dr. Livingston’s Anatomy Puzzles

August 8, 2020

Okay, these puzzles are just awesome!

Dr. Livingston’s Anatomy Jigsaw Puzzles invite you to assemble a cross-cut section of the human body that gives you a clear view of its contents. You’ll see how they interlock and overlap, how the

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Putting Paint on Plastic

July 27, 2020

As I was writing up the description for this Saturday’s Socially Distant Miniature Painting, I noticed myself actively avoiding a phrase that I’ve used many times in the past: “Join in with other local painters.”

I then recognized why; …

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