If you want to engage children in some physical activities that are disguised as play, these outdoor physical education games will be a big hit! These are great ideas for a kids birthday party or simply as ways to increase physical fitness with your child's neighborhood playmates. In addition to the fun outdoor games, physical play like this helps children develop … [Read more...] about Fun Outdoor Games For Kids: 3 Physical Education Games For Children’s Birthday Parties Or Neighborhood Fun
Two of my favorite outdoor games that are generally considered adult party games, group activities, and sometimes even team-building exercises are: Scavenger Hunts - completing tasks or collecting items on a list Geocaching - looking for hidden treasures near where you live They're travel games... with a twist! Both games dictate precisely where you're going … [Read more...] about How To Plan A Scavenger Hunt: A Fun Adult Game To Play Outdoors (Or Indoors)
Card games bring the family together around the table again -- especially if it's raining or dark outside and the kids can't go outside to play. Playing card games is a great way to teach children: basic counting skills patience taking turns how to be a good winner... and a good loser that there's more to do in the house than watch TV or play video … [Read more...] about Fun Reasons For Playing Card Games With Your Kids + How To Play Crazy Eights, Go Fish, And Concentration — With Variations!
Video games often get a bad rap. The list of accusations against them includes everything from: Causing obesity Encouraging random acts of violence and aggression And a bunch of other things So it's not surprising that many parents try to discourage their children from playing video games. However, there's a lot of research which says that video games … [Read more...] about Are Video Games Bad For You? (Hint: No!) Here Are 4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For You… With Research Studies To Prove It
Card games are fun for the whole family. But when it comes to kids card games, don't think you're limited to playing time-tested classics like Uno or Go Fish. There are dozens of new, innovative card games for kids that you should be playing. By the way, if you haven't played Spoons with kids yet, you've got to try it! (Here's how to play Spoons.) Okay, here are my … [Read more...] about Card Games For Kids: Top 3 Kids Card Games For Hours Of Fun
My husband Jim was on a mission a few years ago, attempting to find all of the best online games that were worth playing. Only FREE online games, of course. And none of those that you have to register or sign-up first to play. Just good old-fashioned, simple computer games. His goal was to find 100 of the best online games and share them with our friends and family here … [Read more...] about Best Online Games To Play On Your Computer For Free… At Work Or At Home!
Scrabble has always been my favorite board game. And I've been on the hunt for creative things to do with Scrabble tiles for decades now. Following are some of the best ideas I've found for reusing Scrabble tile & game boards, as well as some really unique Scrabble art and memorabilia. If you've got a friend who loves Scrabble, this post will give you tons of … [Read more...] about DIY Scrabble Tile Crafts: Fun Gifts & Home Decor That You Can Make With Scrabble Tiles
Board games like Monopoly have been a popular pastime for adults and children alike for decades. Properties have been bought & sold, houses built, and rent collected across the 40 space board for over 75 years. Thanks to some special stipulations -- aka new Monopoly game rules -- your next Monopoly match will be as fresh as the latest release for Xbox 360. … [Read more...] about New Monopoly Rules: 6 House Rules To Make The Game Even More Exciting
My dad was on a game show (Hoosier Millionaire). My brother was in a game show audience (The Price Is Right). Personally, I've always had a unique curiosity about TV game shows and how they're run. Certain things like the Slumdog Millionaire movie, Ken Jennings' win streak on Jeopardy, and Pat Sajak hosting Wheel of Fortune drunk tend to stir up my interest in game … [Read more...] about Little-Known Facts About TV Game Shows + Winning Tips From Game Show Contestants
A hidden object game (or hidden picture game) is a casual game that tests your ability to find items within a setting in order to progress the story line. All hidden object games require you to find lists of objects within a busy scene. The story lines for hidden object games are frequently written in novelette format. If you haven't played hidden object games yet, I … [Read more...] about Strategies & Tips For Playing Hidden Object Games
Word games have always been my favorite. Growing up, as each new fancy-schmancy Scrabble board hit the store shelves, I was usually one of the first to own it. Not to mention all the travel versions of Scrabble that have come and gone through the years. I've had 'em all! Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my favorite shortcuts for finding Scrabble words... … [Read more...] about Scrabble Shortcuts To Make The Best High-Scoring Scrabble Words Quickly
Hoping to take Cornhole from the Midwest (Cincinnati to be exact, where it first became popular) all across the country, they've created a movie centered around the game of Cornhole. Have you seen it yet? Me neither. In fact, I don't think it's been released yet. But I'm looking forward to it! Here's the inside scoop about Cornhole: The Movie... … [Read more...] about ‘Cornhole: The Movie’ Takes A Popular Backyard Game To The Big Screen
I seem to have a fascination with 'natural' things these days . Things like logs, fire (as in outdoor fire pits), sticks & twigs, and rocks. Yes rocks. … [Read more...] about Rukshuk: A Game You Play With Rocks!
We're always looking for new backyard games to try out. For the first time this weekend, I played this new backyard game called Chip Challenge. It was fun! They refer to it as 'the horseshoes of golf'... and I guess it is, to an extent. It's soooooo simple. Yet fairly challenging at the same time. And the best part: It's never the same game twice! Yep, this one ranks … [Read more...] about Chip Challenge Game: The Horseshoes Of Golf
Who knew? I was browsing through an issue of Martha Stewart's Real Simple magazine when I read this: You've been down the chutes and up the ladders, and the box has seen better days." This caught my attention because I've got a handful of board games whose boxes have definitely seen better days! You, too? Martha recommends these... … [Read more...] about How To Replace Damaged Boxes From Old Board Games
I was introduced to Bunco (a dice game that's taking the country by storm) in much the same way that I was introduced to Cornhole (a beanbag game that has a cult following). I just sort of "showed up" and the game found me. Both have weird names. Both are adult games. Both are rapidly growing in popularity... and trends... and tournaments. Most of all, both are highly … [Read more...] about Bunco Party Ideas – This Dice Game Is FUN!
From the "cool & unusual talents" category... Here's a skill that few people have: dice stacking! Check out the videos below. From Todd Strong's dice stacking site: Dice stacking is the art of scooping up dice in a dice cup and setting the cup down to build a vertical column of dice. Most people's initial reaction, when first seeing the dice stacked, is … [Read more...] about VIDEOS: Extreme Dice Stacking
Have you played Cranium yet? Each year at Christmas time, my side of the family buys a new board game. And a couple years ago, Cranium was it. Since we had so much fun playing it there, Jim and I went out and bought our own game soon after that. These days, it goes to almost every party we go to. Okay, so that's usually only the boring adult New Year's Eve … [Read more...] about Cranium: A Board Game That’s Great At Parties!
Hasbro's newest Monopoly Board Game is the "Here & Now Edition". In short: the classic monopoly game has gotten a facelift. No, wait... I guess it's more like a complete makeover! They asked people to vote on which properties they wanted on the Here & Now Edition of Monopoly. (More than 3 million online votes were cast!) As a result, there are 22 new … [Read more...] about Monopoly: Right Here, Right Now
Q: How do you know when Disc Golf has become a viable sport? A: When Frisbees cost $20... each! This photo was taken in our local Play it Again Sports -- a store which re-sells used sports equipment. The reality of the moment struck me when I realized that the above Frisbees ranged in price from $7.99 to $19.99... used! I remember when Frisbees were just a … [Read more...] about Disc Golf: The Art of Throwing Frisbees At Targets
Trust me, there's a lot more fun to be had with a Frisbee than just tossing it back & forth at the park with a buddy! Perhaps you've already heard about Frisbee Golf... but would you believe there are even MORE events & activities you enjoy with a Frisbee than that?! Here's everything you need to know about all the ways have fun with a Frisbee, including how & … [Read more...] about Fun With A Frisbee: A Wide Variety of Disc Games & Events
Yes, the Harry Potter craze has made its way into schools, playards and backyards across the country ...in more ways than one! But did you know the unique children's game portrayed in the movie is now all the rage among kids? Everyone wants to play Quidditch! Quidditch, the children's game, is a cross between soccer and tag, and it was invented by J.K. Rowling … [Read more...] about How To Play Quidditch: The Harry Potter Game For Children
The biggest day in board game history is... Friday, May 12, 2006. According to the folks at Hasbro, anyway. That's the day that America decides which streets to place on the brand new edition of the Monopoly game board. … [Read more...] about They’re Changing The Monopoly Board!… You Can Pick Which Cities & Landmarks Are Included
Here are some "boredom busters"... Following is a growing list of online games that you can play by yourself on your computer when you're really bored -- or just have some time to kill. There's nothing to download (might need to have shockwave installed, but most people already have this), and you're not competing with anyone but yourself. Trust me, I'm not much of an … [Read more...] about Play Thousands Of FREE Online Board Games
Bolo Toss -- also known as Ladder Golf -- is an extremely addictive backyard game of skill... similar to horseshoes, but different. It's a lawn game that is appropriate for all ages, and can actually be played indoors as well as outdoors. Simply put, you toss a Bolo (piece of rope with a golf ball attached at both ends) toward a Ladder (usually made from PVC plastic … [Read more...] about How To Play Bolo Toss & Ladder Golf Backyard Lawn Games