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Why Games?


Perhaps you’re asking this question, nose a-crinkle and frowny-faced, as you recall dreadful, neverending sessions of Monopoly where your older brother extorted you into bankruptcy when you finally landed on his Park Place with a hotel on it.  Board games have changed a lot in the past decade. In fact, we are in the midst of a board gaming renaissance.

Tabletop games are an excellent way to spend time with friends and family and gaming is a great way to meet new people.  Every board game depends on group interaction.  Players have to pay attention.  Essential skills like arithmetic, reading, and critical thinking are at the core of most tabletop games.  By playing games, we develop life skills like communication, negotiation, cooperation, and sportsmanship.  We also begin to understand things like game mechanics and strategy.

But mostly, we play games because they are fun.  Games have brought our family together in ways we never would have imagined and everyone in our family has become a board game ambassador.  Our philosophy is that tabletop games bring people together in a way that few other activities can.  Whatever your interest, there is a game for you.  Whether you want to be a wizard casting fireballs at your opponent, a settler trying to build the biggest city, a superhero fighting a supervillain, or just roll lots and lots of dice, you can do it all in a tabletop game.

Skills that tabletop games develop:


  • negotiation

  • cooperation

  • sportsmanship

  • conflict resolution



  • probability

  • arithmetic

  • inductive reasoning

  • deductive reasoning


Language Arts

  • reading and comprehension

  • storytelling

  • interpreting information presented visually, orally and quantitatively