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Tips for Starting a Board Game Club for Students

I am a middle school teacher. During my lunch period two times a week I run a board game club for students. Many people have asked me for suggestions for how to start a club for students in their own schools. After giving it some thought, here are my suggestions for successfully engaging students in… Continue reading Tips for Starting a Board Game Club for Students

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Review of Captive

Game: Captive Published: Van Ryder Games Designer: Emmanuel Manuro Players: 1 Playtime: 30-130 Minutes Play Type: Choose Your Own Adventure Synopsis: You have just recieved a ransom note for your kidnapped daughter. Your instructions were to show up alone to a secluded manor or your daughter's life would be in danger. While you approach the eery house your intuition is… Continue reading Review of Captive

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Breaking Down Barriers with a Pack of UNO Cards

Many of you know already that I am an educator. I teach middle school students, but another job of mine is helping the students who get an In School Suspension debrief and create a strategy to avoid future disciplinary actions. Students often end up with me after swearing at or becoming aggressive towards a teacher,… Continue reading Breaking Down Barriers with a Pack of UNO Cards

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Thoughts on Scoring Mechanisms

The other day while I was browsing Facebook, I came upon someone asking about why a game had a score pad rather than a dry erase score tracker. I don't remember which game was being discussed, but it caught my attention because I was surprised that so many people would prefer a dry erase method… Continue reading Thoughts on Scoring Mechanisms

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Theme Musings: Education/ School

Today marked the first day of my new school year, and aptly my mind has been very focused on school and making sure my students have the best experience they can have. This focus on education has not surprisingly also passed over to my board gaming as well. It has my mind stuck on the… Continue reading Theme Musings: Education/ School

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Games I Use During the First Week of School

Before I get into today's topic, I wanted to share some changes coming to The Meeple Street. As many of you know, I am an educator and my work load is heavier from August until June. I have been debating the best way to commit to quality content while still giving my all at work.… Continue reading Games I Use During the First Week of School