by Elisabeth Charriez
(Buffalo, MN USA)
I came to your site by Google searching directions for a game the kids and I wanted to play but had no directions to. I a sooooo glad I did. Your site is a gold mine for me. And somewhat of a danger to my pocketbook~ we just keep it between you and I, Ok?
Seriously though, I love, love, love board games. I do all I can to keep the kids loving them as much as I can, having to compete with the darn computer games. To me though there is no competition.
The computer does have action, sound, effects, and with some games, ability to talk real time with team mates or opponents. HOWEVER, it lacks the face-to-face interaction that all people need from time to time.
It is a great way to spend time with the kids, with friends, and with grandma. I hate to sound like a commercial, but few things equal an afternoon spent playing games and having a snack. Several of the games were used during speech therapy sessions for 2 of my kids, I have used them as a part of their school curriculum.
It is a fantastic way to get kids who are shy or reclusive to come out of their shells. Again, thanks for the website. I went ahead and commented on a few games. As time permits, I will continue to give feedback. We have many of the games listed here. And now that I have found your site, I have several that I would LOVE to get my hands on.
Thanks again for a great site~
Editor’s reply: Thanks for such kind words. We’d love to publish your ideas on how to use board games in speech therapy.
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