10 Minute Heist (2-5 Players; 15 minutes; Ages 8+)

10 Minute Heist (2-5 Players; 15 minutes; Ages 8+)

10 Minute Heist: The Wizard’s Tower is exactly the type of game that I enjoy playing. Decisions are deep – yet not guaranteed to give you the results you want ūüėČ This game will be a filler for many a gaming table, but I appreciate the simple mechanics that...
Coup (2-6 players; 15 minutes; ages 9+)

Coup (2-6 players; 15 minutes; ages 9+)

Coup (2-6 players; 15 minutes; ages 9+) Coup is a game of bluff and deception. Without a doubt, it is one of the most popular games I’ve ever introduced to the grade 5-9 classroom. The game is ridiculously fast with two players – maybe 5...
Connect 4 (2 players; 5 minutes; ages 5+)

Connect 4 (2 players; 5 minutes; ages 5+)

Connect 4 is a good game for the classroom because it is fast, cheap, strategically deep, and if you lose some of the chips the game is still playable (most games are over long before all the pieces are used). However, equally important is that the same equipment can...
Doodle Quest (1-4 players; 15 minutes; ages 5+)

Doodle Quest (1-4 players; 15 minutes; ages 5+)

This game is one of the best games for a grade 2 / 3 student, but will be highly attractive for much older students (even some adults ;-). Many kindergarten and grade 1¬†students¬†will enjoy drawing –¬†parents may choose not to keep score. Players use transparent...
Santorini (2-3 players, 15 minutes, ages 5+)

Santorini (2-3 players, 15 minutes, ages 5+)

Santorini is due to be kickstarted in 2015 and published in 2016. ¬†It is one of the greatest¬†board games¬†I¬†have designed. It’s recommended¬†for the classroom slightly behind Invers√©, but for the home, it is a contender for the strategy game of choice along with...