‘Dice Child,’ by Margaret Reitz, in the July/August 2009 Home Education Magazine: Seventeen year old homeschooler Margaret Reitz loves playing games. She was brought up with games that required critical thinking and strategy gave her a thorough grounding in mathematics, language arts, science, history, geography and logic.
An excerpt from the article:
Here in the United States, games are usually viewed as something for kids only. That view is changing as European influences are being imported along with European games. In Europe, games are a lifelong pastime, and game designers are viewed much as authors are in the U.S. The reason for this is that people across the ocean have realized what we are only beginning to: games teach useful skills and learning techniques that last a lifetime, and provide fellowship with other human beings. Using games as educational tools is just a conscious extension of those benefits.
Complete content for the July/August issue can be seen at the link above.