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Tapeworm Review.

If you've been to any of my events you'll know that usually you can tell me which game you have enjoyed and I can reliably recommend something you'll like. And, if you want to play a game but don't have enough players I can suggest a good alternative. But occasionally my brain goes a bit wibbly. For example the people who told me they had enjoyed Ticket to Ride so I then wittered on at length about other games with trains in until they stopped me and said 'We're not especially interested in trains....' Then there was the couple who wanted to play Who Did It? but you need three players for that so I recommended my two other poo themed games - Poo! or Dino Dump. They were surprised that I was

Making Games for the Family

My favourite homework to be asked for help with is, unsurprisingly, 'make a board game of...' And with the kids going 'back to school' on Monday I thought I would share some game making ideas that all the family can get on board with! They require varying amounts of equipment/ technology and assistance and will appeal to different ages. I haven't assigned ages to the games - you know your children and now we are at home we can educate them based on what is most appropriate to their needs rather than what month and year they were born in. Things like dice and pawns may be useful for some of them but just use whatever you have to hand - raid the plastic farm animals or the kinder egg toys! No

Taking Board Games Online.

The Cards or Die Board Games collection has been all over the place - pubs, cafes, weddings, corporate training, senior citizens groups, schools, dementia cafes, festivals and now they are heading online. For me board games are always about connecting with other people. Before now that has always meant sitting round the table, touching the pieces, shuffling the cards, chatting and laughing. Board games are intrinsically tactile and social. But now with all my bookings cancelled I like many of you have had to rethink things. I looked at online gaming in its true sense with virtual boards and pieces but it's just not for me. I'm not a tremendously digital person. I use technology but honestly

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