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Diseases in RPGs

Diseases are universally feared by everyone. They affect the rich, poor, healthy, sickly, old, young, and everyone in between. In fantasy games, your holy avenger won’t protect you from contracting the black plague. In science fiction games, being the captain of a star cruiser doesn’t stop the evil nanobots afflicting the rest of your crew. […]

boardgaming in photos: family time

28 Aug 2016. Chen Rui (9) requested to play Confetti. This is a real-time game. Within one minute, you need to pick 6 cards (9 in Round 3) from among many spread out all over the table. Each card has three different shapes in three different sizes. Show More Summary

The BBC Method Of Story Arcing Part 2

In my first article I hit the high points of how the BBC tells stories and how you can appropriate that for your games. In this article I’ll touch on how you can build up the material you need for a single session of play and how your needs will differ depending on where you […]

Control Animatronic Halloween Props from Your Phone

Scare trick-or-treaters precisely when you want to with the help of some Wi-Fi enabled microcontrollers and Node.js. Read more on MAKE The post Control Animatronic Halloween Props from Your Phone appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Gaming as Imaginative Play

Credit to PiratedPictures. No, his pictures aren’t pirated. A lot of us can trace our gaming roots back to the days of brandishing sticks and pot lids as a sword and shield, rescuing dragon-held captives or fighting illusory villains. Childhood pretend play, or “Imaginative Play”, is an important developmental tool, but the benefits still apply to […]

Steal This: No Forests On Flat Earth

Fringe conspiracy theories are often fertile ground for gaming ideas, but the recent “no forests on flat earth” is so amazingly bizarre that it towers above the competition for material to steal for your game. The original video is an hour and a half long and a bit of a mess, but I’ve embedded it […]

Gaming With a Four Year Old

This week I'm off to America for work (I'm writing this at 5am in an airport cafe!), and I'm intending to spend a decent chunk of the early hours that I will have free due to jet lag laying out the new rules for Zombology v2. I've honed...Show More Summary

15,000 Dominoes in a Triple-Spiral Chain Reaction You Have to See!

Watch as pro domino artist, Hevesh5, lays out and tumbles this massive triple-spiral dominoes construct. Read more on MAKE The post 15,000 Dominoes in a Triple-Spiral Chain Reaction You Have to See! appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Kids Toys and Favourite Subjects.

Kids Toys and Favourite Subjects We believe kids learn more through practical than theory. We remember our childhood days when physics lab was our favourite period of the day. Although, the kids study in a group and understand things...Show More Summary

Dog Toys Your Puppy Will Love

Does your naughty puppy  love chewing socks, shoes, pillows or any other thing it can lay its teeth on? We know the bittersweet feeling when you come home to find pieces of your favourite sweater all over the floor. Your heart sinks at the sight but at the same time, you smile on the inside. […] The post Dog Toys Your Puppy Will Love appeared first on ToyZilla.

Games kids play in the villages of India, A view from the hills

This is a guest post by an author who was born and raised in a village. This is his post about the games kids play in the villages of India. games kids play in the villages   Almost 70% of the Indian population lives in the villages....Show More Summary

5 wood toys, under 500 rupees, that you should buy

Not too long ago we did a post on the Advantages of Wooden Toys for kids and we thought this is  a good time to do a post on some of the best wood toys you can find under 500 rupees. This is why we are in love with the wooden toys- they are inexpensive, […] The post 5 wood toys, under 500 rupees, that you should buy appeared first on ToyZilla.

6 Indoor games for kids to play on rainy days

Indoor games for kids In this season of Monsoon, there are many times when you don’t want your kids to go out and play in the rains. The kids love it of course but you as a parent can’t let them fall sick with the weather change. We thought of writing a post about indoor […] The post 6 Indoor games for kids to play on rainy days appeared first on ToyZilla.

The Top 3 most popular board games of the world

The Top 3 most popular board games of the world We Indians love ludo and saanp seedhi but here we list some of the most popular board games of the world. We love board games because they are a perfect way to spend a fun filled time with friends, family or groups. The board games can be […] The post The Top 3 most popular board games of the world appeared first on ToyZilla.

Teddy Bear – Health Benefits and More

Teddy Many babies have more stuffed animals than they can possibly play with in their entire lives. While some babies may love a particular type of an animal only, for example, a teddy bear, Some have a whole array of these softies. Bears, dogs, pandas and yes even tortoises. Show More Summary

5 Best Toy Stores from around the world

Have you ever been to a toy store? A real toy store? Perhaps a toy store is the only place where the adults too turn into kids. It is where the parents remember their childhood dreams and suddenly understand that these dreams can be realised even now. Let us tell you about some of the […] The post 5 Best Toy Stores from around the world appeared first on ToyZilla.

Advantages of Wooden Toys for kids

Wooden Toys for kids Wooden toys for kids is not just a matter of personal taste, but also of the safety of the kids. Many well-informed parents prefer wooden toys for a variety of reasons. Let us understand in this article, why wooden...Show More Summary

Triominos Tribalance

I received a free review copy from the Finnish distributor. The game: Triominos Tribalance by Michael Sohre, published by Goliath in 2013. Originally published as Tri-Ba-Lance by Theta Games in 1995. Elevator pitch: A balancing challenge: try to get the best pieces on the best locations on a wobbly board without unbalancing the board. Show More Summary

Dokmus

Dokmus is published by Lautapelit.fi, and I received a free review copy from the publisher. The game: Dokmus by Mikko Punakallio, published by Lautapelit.fi in 2016. Elevator pitch: A tactical puzzle. Twist and move the boards in order to expand your influence all over the board. Show More Summary

Scotland Yard Junior

Scotland Yard Junior is published in Finland by Ravensburger, and I received a free review copy from the Finnish distributor. The game: Scotland Yard Junior by Michael Schacht, published by Ravensburger in 2015. Elevator pitch: A new version of the old classic Scotland Yard, redesigned for children. Show More Summary

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