Aquabeads are a fun craft!

Aquabeads is a super-fun arts and crafts toy.  You can make various shapes, and then set them with water.  Some fun kits are below:

I didn't invent this game, but my kids have been loving it since age 5. Everyone gets 3 cards in their hand. Your goal is to maximize your points, but only in a single suit. So if you have King of Diamonds (10 points), 5 of D…

The Mind Card Game

The Mind is a simple and fantastic card game, ages 6 and up (or as soon as they know numbers up to 120) Everyone is on the same team.  You have to play cards in ascending order.  But you can't talk or signal or communicate. …

Klask is a great game

It's only $60 It's got all the fun of air hockey, and it fits on your table. It's KLASK!   This game is so fun and has been particularly wonderful recently.  It's a game you play with one hand, so it works great…

Tiki Toss is Great for Outdoor Fun

I highly recommend getting Tiki Toss!  It's become a hit outdoor game for us. We set up Tiki Toss with a Drill in a tree in our yard. Thanks for helping, Steve!  You try to swing the circle to land on the hook! Once up, th…

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My wife and I just started playing "Hunt a Killer" and had a fun date night playing :) You have to look at clues (written and video) to solve a mystery. It's pretty immersive with maps and articles. Click here…

Poetry - Some of my favorites

A little off the general topic of games, but a link to some of my favorite poetry of all time. My book is here: And some of my favorite poems are: Birches by Robert Frost  Stopping by Woods by Robert Frost  Tomatoes by Stephen D…

Kill the Kings - Rules

Kill the Kings @standardgames standardgames.com Players : 1 Objective Kill All 4 Kings. Setup Remove the four kings from a standard deck and place them face up on the table, with room beneath them, as below.  Shuffle the remain…

Expedition - Rules

Expedition @standardgames standardgames.com Players : 2 Objective Higher total score at the end of 3 rounds wins Gameplay The aces are removed from the deck and placed face-up between the two players.  The round begins w…

A Day at the Beach - Rules

A Day at the Beach @standardgames standardgames.com Objective: Make 2 sets of blue cards to win!   It’ll say on each Blue Card how many are in a set. Setup: Give each player a Player Card (1 Surfer). Deal 6 cards to each player…

With a few kids (ages ~5-9), it can be fun for the kids to put on a circus for the grown ups.  Each kid can do their own thing, including such hits from our circus as: *Hula hoop *Funny voices / faces *Throwing / Catching *Holdin…

Game: Bouncy Ball Volcano

This game is super-fun and my 6 yr old son, Lincoln, invented it and ran it for us! The rules are: *You are trying to keep your ball in the tissue box the longest *This is a fair game.  Lincoln would randomly shake the box. *Ever…

This game was a lot of fun on the Long Island Sound.   A great beach game on the rocky shore when it's a bit too cold to swim in the northeast. We threw a tennis ball into the Long Island Sound, and took turns throwing rocks …

Magnets and Science with Kids

This KidzLabs kit on Magnets was great for my 6yr and 8yr old.  They had fun playing around with it, and learned a lot about magnetism in a hands-on way.

Ollyball - a fun toy

Ollyball! This toy was a very fun gift that we're still enjoying weeks later. It's like a beach ball, but you color on it first. We see how many times we can successfully bat it back and forth in the yard.  Every time we…