I love any game that encourages enthusiasm and imagination in our children. Hell, I love any game that encourages that in ME!! But since I am such a big kid at heart, I consider myself an easy convert. The spawnlings, on the other hand, are a tougher group to impress. […]
Last year, the Hour of Code Awakened with a Star Wars activity. The year before, kids were Frozen to their computers with coding and game development. In 2016, Disney has come to the party yet again; this time helping kids Wayfinding with code. Right now I should be typing up […]
Out of everything they loved in this new game, the one real hook for the spawnlings:
Throwing Cards Inside.
For 20 years, Pokemon has been taking my money. 20 YEARS!! Holy crispy Charmander! The calculations are sound: My younger brothers were in the first wave of fans; the Spawnlings are in the current wave. And with the latest money-sucker game now available on my iPhone (Pokemon Go)… well, that’s a […]
I like it when ‘big dates’ fall on the weekends – means less time explaining to disinterested teachers and more time focused on another level of education for the Spawnlings. Seriously, who can’t see the benefits of Tabletop? 30 April is now THE day for some gameplay. So bring out […]
A few weeks back, I attended PAX Aust in Melbourne. It was my first time. And it was brilliant. It was also my first time attending anything as an official writer (under the guise of GeekMom), so it wasn’t just a schmooze and cruise affair either. There was serious gaming […]
In the spirit of Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice/Ninjamas, I walked away from this argument. However, in the spirit of Ninjamas, I definitely knocked her down a peg or two. “Oh EG Mum, what did you pick a fight over this time?” This woman was trying to convince me how Pokemon is evil. Naturally I […]