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Teaching with Board Games

Play Play Learn provides educational resources and consulting services to connect games and learning in libraries, schools, and homes for students of all ages.

Content on Play Play Learn includes links to presentations on using games in the classroom, books and resources on teaching with games, and a database of game titles. 

Sample Content:

Math focused game:

gameHoot Owl Hoot!: In this cooperative game, geared towards pre-school children, players need to make efficient use of color patterns to help the owls back to their nests before the sun rises.


Science focused game:

In the game Evolution, geared towards grades 6-12, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. 

 


History focused game:

 

Forbidden Island is a cooperative board game, geared towards grades 3-8, where instead of winning by competing with other players, everyone must work together to win the game. 

 

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