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Animal Tracks

Match the animal to its tracks in this fun science game. Credit: Amazon.com
When a game can be both educational and fun we can't help but take notice.
Enter Animal Tracks from The Young Scientists Club. This family-friendly game of ...
Help make science fun with this animal track-matching game.

Olympic Fun at Home: Cooperation Meets Competition

A Facebook friend posted yesterday that his four-year-old son was speed skating non-stop in the living room. Apparently, this dad had his finger on a trend, because reports began pouring in from other parents. Pairs figure skating in the dining room....

Candy Land to Sweeten Movie Theatres

If you haven't had the pleasure of playing Candy Land with your kids, I suggest you run right out, pick up a copy and sit down for a game tonight. Especially if your kids are teenagers. If they're little ones, however, here's some sweet news to share...

Crayons and Marbles in the Computer World

My dad taught engineering and both my sister and my brother grew up to be engineers. When I was a kid we sat around the dinner table talking about Einstein's theories and solving mathematical equations. That explains why I became a musician and a coo...

Beware the Sound of Games

If you've got teens who are big into video games, especially shoot-em-ups, you might want to suggest they turn the sound down while they're playing. It seems two young men in Denmark were playing a violent video game on their Playstation recently and...

Wii - The Danger of Having Fun

Our big family gift this year is a Wii and it is taking all the restraint I can muster not to rip that package open and start playing with it right now. We are like the last people I know to get a Wii and I imagine we will spend a good portion of the...

DailyDish - Scattergories

Creative answers lead to great fun in this classic game of categories....

Video game design for kids

Video games and kids -- you can argue about whether or not they make a good combination, but there's no question that the latter loves the former. But even if you don't approve of playing video games, writing them is certainly a different story. Only...

Vices to help you survive parenthood

Sometimes, a little vice makes all the difference. No, I'm not talking about drugs or sex or anything like that. I'm talking about things like playing escape-the-room games or surfing real estate websites to find the perfect (or at least affordable) ...

Popular name game

Beloved Internet site PopSugar has rolled out a new online "game" of sorts--what is the most popular name? The latest contest is boy's names, and the two top names battling it out are Gabriel and Lucas. Normally I would not play these online games o...

Games that make kids cry

Recently, we attended a birthday party of a little boy who turned eight years old. It was held in a clubhouse at a neighborhood playground and the boy's parents had planned a few games, including musical chairs. That didn't go over so well. The probl...

Farewell to the dungeon master

I was never a hardcore gamer when I was younger, but I still played a fair bit of Dungeons and Dragons. I played at school, at friends' houses, even backstage at the Opera House. Ever since the mid-70's, teenagers have been hiding away in basements a...

How to win at Rock-Paper-Scissors

The Daily mail has some tips on winning RoShamBo, the kid's game that is taken surprisingly seriously by an awful lot of people. The game is simple enough -- each player makes a hand symbol at the same time representing one of either a rock (a fist),...

Product Recall: Cars-themed backpack game pieces

Global Design Concepts Inc., of New York, N.Y., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling the Magnetic Game Pieces sold with their "Cars" Themed Backpacks. There are small magnets inside the game pieces whic...

GamerDad low on health points

The GamerDad website has been mentioned a few times around here in the past and I'm sure there are a lot of parents who look to the site for the latest in gaming news and reviews, especially from a parent's point of view. Unfortunately, the latest ne...

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