This is where you'll find my incredibly erudite insights into life, board games and stuff. And nothing says erudite more than triple emphasis and the word 'stuff'.

March 19, 2017

When I read lists on the internet (an activity I spend more time doing than I care to admit) I often wonder what the criteria was. Maybe it's the teacher in me. (The eagle eyed among you have already spotted the 'what went well/ even better if' feedback model that I us...

March 5, 2017

(Or do the kids still say 'peng'? Either way I can definitely be your guide on the route to hip living.)

'But how can I be cooler?' 'Please, help me be more 'with it'' I hear you clamour. Here's how: play more games. Simple. At the moment board and card games are where...

February 12, 2017

Recently, I have been spending more and more time shamelessly promoting myself. I have attended Networking events, shared potentially tedious moments from my life on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and spent time in the pub. And spent more time than that reflecting on...

February 5, 2017

I've said it before and I'm saying it again - playing games is good for you; for your social skills and keeping your brain active. In the coming weeks I will be demonstrating the health and social benefits of games in a local retirement home. (By that I mean hanging ou...

January 22, 2017

There is nothing more enticing to a child than something forbidden. For my year 9s it was a poem. It was a lesson I taught many times. I would distribute anthologies from the AQA exam board and ask them to turn to page 37. In some anthologies they would find 'Education...

January 8, 2017

(*I actually only made 5 but it's worked for everything I've clicked on ever).

This year I don't want there to be a grey area when he's making his list (and checking it twice) so in a bid to remain firmly on the good list, I am making resolutions. Now this is not someth...

December 2, 2016

I love these lists - I always view them as a challenge. Games I've never heard of you say? Right.

In fact I had only come across a handful of these and there are some excellent suggestions here for Christmas. I would definitely recommend Escape from Atlantis and I parti...

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