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(Mis)playing Games

I really like playing games with my kids, and we have quite a few of them.  However, until recently, many games had to be kept out of Zoe’s reach because she  would rip cards, destroy boards, and lose small pieces. … Continue reading

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Giotto, the logic game

The theme of last week’s class was logic.  As one of the main activities, we played the game of Giotto.  It is similar in spirit to Mastermind, but has a nice language component to it (we also played it last … Continue reading

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The function of 2048

Yesterday Katie caught me playing the recent popular game 2048.  When I confessed to playing a game, she looked at it and asked me whether she could have a turn.  I didn’t see why not – the rules are certainly … Continue reading

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Inspired by Mastermind

A few months ago we introduced Katie to the game Mastermind, a fun classic that both my husband and I played when we were close to her age.  In this two-person game, one player makes up a “code” consisting of … Continue reading

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SWISH

About a month ago I had played the game Swish for the first time (although I heard about it almost a year ago) and became an instant fan.  I had since played it a number of times with just Katie, … Continue reading

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Romantic Puzzles

As I have mentioned in the past, Katie is a Girl – she likes playing with dolls, getting dressed up, listening to stories about fairies and princesses…  At the same time she also likes math and puzzles.  So when for … Continue reading

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More Magnetic Fun

I have already posted about how cool I think Magformers are, but I couldn’t stop myself from sharing Katie’s latest creation.  As foreshadowed, Katie received the 62 piece set for New Years, and so together with the 14 that we … Continue reading

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