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Spatial Reasoning

Today I want to talk to you about spatial reasoning. So that’s tessellation, joining things together, this is a skill that we use in real life when we're putting things together, when we're tidying up, putting things away, trying to pack a car to go on holiday.  So...

Plan, Prioritise, Organise, and Monitor

Plan, prioritise, organise and monitor.  These are all words that sound like something we do at work or at school. But we all do these things in everyday life really. They're life skills that we use and they are also life skills that we can learn through board...

Patience

I'm going to talk to you today about life skills that we can learn through board games, and the skill I'd like to talk to you about today is patience.  So how do board games teach patience?  How do they encourage you to be a more patient person?  When...

Negotiation And Communication

Today I’m going to talk about negotiation and communication, or more specifically negotiation and communication in board games.  Board games can help us with our negotiation and communication skills, believe it or not.  Negotiation is a really really...

Logic And Strategy

Benjamin Franklin once said that we steadfastly continue to search for the solutions to our problems. When he spoke about this, he was talking about chess.  Chess is one of the oldest games around really, it's been around for about 1500 years, and what we learn...

Life Skills From Board Games

I'd like to talk to you about life skills that we can learn through playing board games. Aspects we can learn or we can enhance, there are certainly skills that board games can help us with.  I've talked before about the benefit of board games and business, so...

Drawing Games

Now I'm really really not very good at drawing but I have had some of the most fun I have ever had playing drawing board games. There's a range of games out there that use drawing in different ways.  One of the most fun is Telestrations. Now this is a little bit...

Dexterity Games

So what are dexterity games?  They're games where you're using physical components and you're manipulating them in some way. And what you really don't want is for everything just to fall down and clatter to the floor.  If you think of Jenga; When you are...

Life Skills From Board Games: Critical Thinking

I'd like to talk to you today about real-life skills that we can learn from board games, or board games that can help us day to day. Today's topic is critical thinking and problem-solving.  How does this figure in with board games then?  Well quite often...

Life Skills From Board Games: Creative Thinking

I'd like to talk to you today about creative thinking, or more specifically how board games can help us with creative thinking.  This is part of life skills that we get from board games check out the rest of this series here.  Sometimes, the right move in a...

Life Skills From Board Games: Collaboration

I'm going to talk about life skills that we learn from board games and today I'm going to focus on collaboration.  A collaboration is something that we use while we're at work, while we're at home and we are with our families, whether we've been with our friends....

Change Management

I'd like to talk to you today a little bit about change management.  Change management is one of those things it's enough to give anybody a headache, turn your hair blue, and think "Oh God, do I really have to do this?"  Sometimes, yes, it is...