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Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups, & Children! Paperback – July 15, 2009
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- No Cost, Low Prep - with simple things from around the house, you'll be having fun in no time!
- Easy to Read - step-by-step instructions, dozens of variations to keep games interesting every time you play, plus an extensive index of games by topic.
- An Excellent Resource - for parents, children, families, youth & church groups, leadership camps, teachers, mothers, pastors, and event planners.
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Some of our favorite subcategories include Outdoor and Active Games, Indoor and Quiet Games, Road Trip and Car Games, Sidewalk Games, Words and Numbers Games, Card Games, and Educational Games.
I love this book. I have purchased books in the Training and Development, Instructional Design, and books to aid in Scouting. This book has a great array of mixers, introduction games, and other types.
Even visiting another family, we played one of the games and the kids loved it... And they want to go back and play with those same kids.
It is a "must have" if you plan and facilitate youth or adult activities/team building sessions. Great Book!
Thanks Mathew for putting your ideas on paper as another great resource for me to pull from as I facilitate fun and relationship building activities for hundreds of youth and adults each year.
As the title states, it contains 175 games to play and the best part is that they can be changed up, played inside or outside, played with varying amounts of people, and offers creative changes. The games are all easy to understand, especially because the author uses characters in examples for the instructions. Each game explains how many people are needed, what supplies (if any) are needed, the rules, and variations. You may also recognize a few of the games, but I promise this book offers more than classic games we all already know.
I am so impressed with how organized this book is and how broken down it gets. The index of the book is just so detailed that it makes finding the right game to play so easy. The book is also broken down into Family & Group Games and Children's Games, but every game can be modified depending on the number of players.
The book is a result of years of collecting, creating, and compiling games all while playing these games with his family. I liked that part, because it makes the games more personal and real. You also know that the games are going to be fun because they were played and created through family get togethers.
Now my boys are still little so they don't follow directions or really understand games yet, but I have already tried out a few of them. I really though can't wait to my boys are just a few years older and they really get into games and many of the games are geared towards probably ages 5 and up. We really enjoy the Quarter Team Toss and Strategic Bowling!
So whether you are looking for something for your family to do or if you are looking for new games for your get togethers, school, organization, or whatever, Great Games is definitely a book to check out. I can't see getting bored with it anytime soon and it really is easy to understand.