Games – Puzzles

Kids Games

Kids Games provides the rules for all sorts of kids games, from baseball to jumprope and even some international games. Kids Games –Mary Nix
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Noggin’s Friendship Garden

Noggin’s Friendship Garden

This Friendship Garden Game from Noggin is definitely for littles, but I enjoyed it. I wish my garden grew so easily! Noggin’s Friendship Garden
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Seal Volleyball

Really, this is a seal volleyball game! Seal volleyball Enjoy!  — Mary Nix
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Destroy the Castle

Nova Online presents Destroy the Castle Build your own virtual trebuchet and fire giant sandstone balls at a castle wall. You decide on the size of your projectiles, where to place your trebuchet, and other factors critical to success. NOVA’s science game, “Destroy the Castle,” is very much like the real thing. There are...
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AGREED! is the surprisingly fun game that provides the occasion to: talk about “the real stuff” like peace, love, honesty, trust, dreams, hopes, and genuine friendship. Do you want to improve communication, collaboration,consensus building and listening skills? Would you like to improve understanding, and find common ground?  How much would you like to teach...
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Word Power Challenge Vocabulary Game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/2/08 Information: Susan McNeill McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds 302-996-9054, Reader’s Digest Word Power Challenge Vocabulary Game Wins National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Wilmington, Delaware — McNeill Designs’ officially licensed game, the Reader’s Digest Word Power Challenge, was recently honored with the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. The National...
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More game resources

f HEM Takes a Closer Look at games has sparked an interest, you might consider exploring a few of these favorite resources from HEM Guide to Resources.
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Cooperative Children’s Board Games from cooperativegames

Creators of the finest cooperative family games for over 20 years. From their website: “We offer a fine selection of quality boardgames and outdoor playthings that stress cooperation instead of competition. We feel that playing a game cooperatively brings out the best in every player. Our games contain one simple concept – all players’...
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Card Games

The Card Games web site presents rules and information about card and tile games from all parts of the world. Games are categorized many different ways, indexed by classification and alphabetically, and links are provided to children’s games, national and regional games, commercial games, invented games and much more. Card Games web site link.
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Jigsaw Puzzles Online

The JigZone is the place on the internet for free online jigsaw puzzles. How much time do you have? You choose the level of difficulty, from a quick and simple puzzle of 6 pieces, to a challenging 247 piece cut. The JigZone
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