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Top 10 Free Board Games

There's a lot available for free on the Internet -- including some great board games. Here are my picks for the best free board games available over the Web.

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Spit, Slapjack & Authors - Card Game Rules

Monday March 31, 2014

These three card games have entertained families for generations: Spit (also known as Speed or Slam), Slapjack and Authors. Spit is a very fast-paced game that can result in damage to the cards -- so don't use your best deck; Slapjack is an often loud, raucous game that works well with children from about age 5 and up; and Authors can fairly be described as a slightly advanced version of Go Fish.

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Why Do You Play Board Games?

Monday March 31, 2014

I'm regularly asked by reporters why board games and card games remain popular despite the availability of more modern entertainment options, especially video games. My answer is that video games (many of which I also enjoy) will never replace board games because the two experiences are so different. I then go on to explain that there has never been a better time to be a fan of board games and card games, because so many designers and publishers are producing excellent and creative games.

So that's my answer. But what do you say? Why do you still play board games and card games? Share your thoughts, and tell us about a few of your favorite games.

Gulo Gulo - Game Review

Monday March 31, 2014

Dexterity games are tough with kids. They like the chunky bits and the whole "stack stuff and watch it fall over" aspect -- but younger kids just do not have the proper fine motor skills to compete with adults successfully. But Mark Jackson says that Gulo Gulo is an exception to that rule. This is a dexterity game in which the smaller the hand, the better the player.

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Top 10 Negotiation Games

Monday March 31, 2014

Some board games not only require you to implement a good strategy, they require you to negotiate with the very opponents you're trying to defeat. Here are my picks for the top 10 negotiation games, one of my favorite game genres.

Image courtesy of Avalon Hill / Hasbro.

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