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PARKS – Art and Adventure

PARKS – Art and Adventure

Players: 1-5 Age: 10+ Time: 40-70′ Parks was released in 2021, just as the world was starting to peek back out of quarantine. Keymaster Games’ homage to the National Parks of America is, at its core, a Euro-style game; players acquire points over a long game of...
Catan: A Euro Game in America

Catan: A Euro Game in America

Catan, first released in the US in 1996 as Settlers of Catan, is known as a “Euro-style” game. These games focus on a slow amassing of points, development of strategy, and cunning adaptation. Catan, like other games of this style, is not head-to-head competition, nor...
Every Board Game Genre You Should Know

Every Board Game Genre You Should Know

This is a follow up to my previous article about board game mechanics. While similar in many ways to game mechanics, a genre is less rigidly defined. Much like movies, games come in many genres. If you like one genre it is highly likely you will enjoy others of the...
Game Mechanics you Should Know

Game Mechanics you Should Know

Game Mechanics you Should Know Imagine for a moment, the various parts of a car. We have obvious pieces, things like the tires and engine. Thinking deeper we might find items like the steering wheel or headlights. Without these pieces combined together, we don’t have...
4e Rules To Enhance Your 5e Game

4e Rules To Enhance Your 5e Game

4e Rules To Enhance Your 5e Game Dungeons & Dragons has been the most popular tabletop RPG in the world for decades, and in that time it has reinvented itself several times with complete reboots of the rules. Put a few longtime fans in a room together and...

Gryn and Grump Review Santorini

 Santorini by Game Designer Gordon Hamilton Gryn & GrumpHey Grump! Gryn. Gryn & GrumpWhat are we doing today? You’ve forgotten already, haven’t you? We’re supposed to talk about Santorini … You know, the game we just finished playing 30 minutes ago…. We...
Goblinville

Goblinville

Gryn & Grump backed this promising new Kickstarter campaign.   The Goblinville Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded and we already received our first issue of the gazzette! Gryn & GrumpI want to roleplay as a goblin!You hurt my brain.   Find...
Special Education Through Game Play

Special Education Through Game Play

When teaching special needs students, flexibility is key. The best Special Education (SPED) teachers are adaptive and intuitive, anchoring their students with both support and a malleable lesson plan. When they see a safe place to teach a valuable lesson, they go...
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