Neat article about adapting games for kids with special needs. Everyone can play and benefit from games!Making games work for kids of all ages and needs
The Knight Foundation recently released an awesome report on their grant to Macon, Georgia for a social game designed by Area/Code to build community through local currency. These are a bunch of my favorite things. (Games! Philanthropy! Sociology! Money!) You really must read more about it, because I can’t embed any here and it’s too… Continue reading Cool game, cool community building, cool report. Thumbs up.
It is a happy talent to know how to play. Ralph Waldo Emerson I was reminded of this quote through a playful blog post reminding us that games and play can be a part of anything we do. It’s a bit cheesy but worth a skim and reflection; the message is spot on. Are there… Continue reading
Watch this short film (10 minutes) by Director Jay Cheel called The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends. It’s charming, compelling, and beautifully rides the fun line between serious and sarcastic as it explores the dynamics of four buddies playing Settlers of Catan.(Source: http://player.vimeo.com/)
According to Graham Walker, coauthor of The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide, here’s how to win: 1. Play paper first. Rookies tend to lead with rock, so paper is the safest opener. If you win, claim victory; if not, start the next throw right away, because of course it’s two out of three. 2.… Continue reading Skills: Win at Rock-paper-scissors
Still playing Chutes and Ladders with the kids? Are you losing or feeling bored? Let math help you climb that ladder of enjoyment! DataGenetics gives a fascinating mathematical breakdown of Chutes and Ladders. Learn what squares are most likely to land on, how many rolls will complete a game, and what would happen if you… Continue reading Chutes and Ladders: Not just a kids game anymore
Fun with math! Another wonderful math trick from Futility Closet: 0264 + 4125 + 5610 = 0165 + 5214 + 4620 … remains valid if you split each term with a multiplication sign: 02 × 64 + 41 × 25 + 56 × 10 = 01 × 65 + 52 × 14 + 46 ×… Continue reading A Versatile Palindrome
Friday fun from the Toy Industry Foundation. Can you figure out what TV shows are represented by the LEGO setups? Some hints are here. Have fun!
Bryant Park, southwest corner. $5 per game of Backgammon $.50 for a fast game of chess; $1 for a slow one.
Last year I blogged about Brackets with Benefits (and April Madness, too!), and this year, another great way to get psyched for the NCAA tournament is to enter the One Percent Foundation's pool called Grant MADNESS. In this third annual competition for good, you donate $10 (the first 500 entries are matched by MerchSource… double… Continue reading Grant MADNESS