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Ann Jones’ Eight Games

Ann Jones’ Eight Games

In Eight Games different board gamers share the eight games they’d select in eight different situations. The links are given to Board Game Geek listings for you to find out more.  This month Ann Jones shares her Eight Games. Ann runs Cards or Die Board Gaming. Cards...

Video: How the Cracker gets you designing games of your own

Video: How the Cracker gets you designing games of your own

The Cracker Games from The Dark Imp give you six games in one giant cracker. But there are thousands of other games you could play with the components... they just haven't been invented yet. That's where you come in. Find out what's in the cracker and get your...

The Highest Number Challenge

The Highest Number Challenge

A few years ago, I provided training for teachers in how to teach maths in a more engaging way. My answer? Games. Always games. When you're engaged in a game, you are playing. It's fun. You relax. You focus on the end goal - winning the game. The maths you're doing is...

Update: Win, win win!

Update: Win, win win!

Win the Cracker Games We’re 12 days into the Cracker Games Kickstarter, so get yourself over to the campaign page to pledge now and be sure of getting your crackers before Christmas. You may also like to try your luck at winning a box of Cracker Games. After all, this...

Using tactics to level the playing field

Using tactics to level the playing field

It’s hard to play games on a completely level playing field with children. There are games where it is clear that adults have a distinct knowledge advantage: trivia games and word games spring to mind. Most dexterity games penalise the young (and the old), who don’t...

Video: Cracker Games!

Video: Cracker Games!

Ellie Dix shows off the Cracker Games from The Dark Imp. Six games in a giant cracker. Re-playable, zero waste and plastic-free. A perfect addition to your Christmas table. Live on Kickstarter from 1st - 30th September  And afterwards... available to order from The...

Update: We’re going crackers!

Update: We’re going crackers!

Cracker Kickstarter 225% funded! On Monday morning, the Cracker Games Kickstarter campaign went live. Six hours later, the campaign was fully funded. By Tuesday morning, the stretch goal had also been reached. Now the campaign is 225% funded and the pledges keep...

Alfie reviews… The Magnificent

Alfie reviews… The Magnificent

Alfie Dix, 17, reviews board games that he plays with the family and subsequently with groups of friends. Here’s his review of The Magnificent. Tickets? Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the show of a lifetime, and not one you’d want to miss! Come see spectacular feats...

Update: Christmassy reviews & coaster fun

Update: Christmassy reviews & coaster fun

The Hairy Game Lords get Christmassy Reviews of the Cracker Games have been pouring in ahead of the Kickstarter launch on Tuesday. And the Hairy Game Lords have outdone themselves by donning their Christmas jumpers in August and waxing lyrical about the cracker. Watch...