My Top 5 Two-Player Games: Don't Skip the Variety in THEME, STYLE, and LENGTH for just two players!
I am super excited to share My Top 5 Games for 2 Players. The games on my list were designed specifically for 2 players, so you'll not see games here that play with more people. Also, I include a variety of game play and length of games so that you can plan your game night with your friend or loved one accordingly.
Solo-Variant Games? Yes, Please!!
There are amazing solo-variant rules for wonderful new releases. In this brief video review, I'll mention four great games you can learn and play by yourself. But the best part? You can then share them with your friends because they are not just one-player games! The solo-variant games I mention increase in difficulty from easy to challenging, but they are all stellar games to be enjoyed solo or with friends.
Professor Kim's New Tutorial!
Professor Kim teaches instructors how to successfully introduce Timeline and Cardline into the classroom. This board game in the classroom tutorial includes instructor and student tutorial sessions that show how to play and what a sample round looks like. Professor Kim also includes tips and suggestions for success. Learn how to play Timeline and Cardline here in this in-depth tutorial sure to be a staple exercise in every social sciences, geography, and history classroom.
Check out this popping commercial to see how Louis tries to get Kim to pop some wheelies. Will he be successful? Will Louis look super cool riding a bike? Will another man show up and one-up Louis? Watch all that and more in Biker, the newest commercial from Tabletop Tolson. Wheeeelie! Oh, and don't forget to pull out your favorite board game like Flamme Rouge and hang out with your friends! You don't need an excuse because you don't have to game solo at tabletoptolson.com.
I've got a great review at dailyworkerplacement.com/2020/06/05/the-crew-the-best-collaborative-trick-taking-game-this-side-of-the-galaxy/ that covers my experience playing the trick-taking card game, The Crew. It's nominated for Spiel des Jahres this year, so check out the review and get your copy today:)
An extra special video...
Meet Travis, my favorite gamer! We all have our gaming crew or many gaming groups, but in our unique time of social distancing it can be very easy to lose touch and not play as many games. BUT that's what I love about games so much: they bring people together. I lasted about two months without seeing any friends IRL and it was very challenging. Knowing that I was able to reconnect with everyone was what kept me going these past months. Here's my super special release dedicated to Travis, my favorite thing!
Watch it here: youtu.be/cikRybA-HlA
Barb will teach you how to play the tile-drafting game called Planet. Each player will create their own 3-D planet filled with all types of terrain, welcoming a variety of wildlife to their perfect habitat. The rules are explained and you'll see a play-through of the game Planet here! It's super easy and loads of fun. Learn all you need to know about how to play Planet with Barb and the Gang.
YouTube's got you covered:) youtu.be/TubuJUZiNvU
My Top 5...DECK BUILDING GAMES!
Deck-building games might be one of my favorite genres! You'll find some great, highly interactive games in this video.
I'm super excited to share my Top 5 list (and some runners up) of deck building games. These games made my list because they are fun, replayable, and have a unique mechanism or theme that makes the game great.
You should dig right into these card games as soon as possible: one is a cooperative game, some are legacy, and others are just stinking clever.
Check it out here: youtu.be/xqZjsUB9A1A
Louis and I played Terraforming Mars with all the expansions and have some great suggestions for introductory and experienced Terraforming Mars players. Watch the video here: youtu.be/P9XzWUGjrFU
Check it out here: youtu.be/BiWOou21HLE
I teach instructors how to use Bananagrams in the classroom as a learning device. Students will create their own individual crossword of practice vocabulary that fits the instructor's curriculum, which means the possibilities are endless.
Students practice spelling, critical thinking, and problem solving as well as listening skills.
Included in this video are instructor tutorials as well as a student how to play, example turn, and tips to help make Bananagrams a success in your classroom!
Kim is an avid gamer and enjoys reading books, watching movies and television shows, and playing with her two dogs.