Recommendations

Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to play with right now! We’ll update this page regularly so be sure to check back frequently to get some new recommendations.

Crowdfunding Games We’re Excited About

Current Games We’re Loving

PARKS Board Game: Family and Strategy game about National Parks
825 Reviews
PARKS Board Game: Family and Strategy game about National Parks
  • 48 unique illustrations featuring 45 US National Parks from over 35 artists
  • 102 Wood resource tokens include 12 unique wildlife tokens representing some of the most iconic animals that can be seen in the National Parks today
  • 1 box organizer and 2 removable resource trays with lids to make table storage and clean up easy - designed by Game Trayz
  • 15 unique chipboard photo tokens and 1 camera token reflecting significant moments in your hikers' journey
  • Hike the trail solo or with up to 4 of your friends in under 60 mins.
Sagrada - Board Game by Floodgate Games
1,830 Reviews
Sagrada - Board Game by Floodgate Games
  • Draft dice & use the tools-of-the-trade to carefully construct your stained glass window masterpiece.
  • Each player will build a stained glass window by building up a grid of dice on their player board
  • Each board has some restrictions on which color or shade (value) of die can be placed there.
  • Dice of the same shade or color may never be placed next to each other.
  • Dice are drafted in player order, with the start player rotating each round, snaking back around after the last player drafts 2 dice.
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Carcassonne Board Game Big Box (BASE GAME & 11 EXPANSIONS) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Medieval Strategy Board Game | Ages 7 and up | 2-6 Players | Made by Z-Man Games
1,612 Reviews
Carcassonne Board Game Big Box (BASE GAME & 11 EXPANSIONS) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Medieval Strategy Board Game | Ages 7 and up | 2-6 Players | Made by Z-Man Games
  • STRATEGY GAME - PLAN YOUR WAY TO VICTORY: Develop the landscape of a medieval fortress city one tile at a time. Whether blocking a city's growth or connecting with your opponent’s road to share the points, Carcassonne provides plenty of ways to use your cunning and outsmart your opponents.
  • ELEGANT GAME MECHANICS: Players fill in the countryside around the medieval fortified city and choose from tiles that depict cities, roads, monasteries, and fields; each new tile creates an ever-expanding board on which players can then add their followers.
  • MANY GAMEPLAY OPTIONS TO EXPLORE: Select from over 150 tiles and 7 meeple types to develop your own medieval countryside. As the map grows, so does the opportunity for players to disrupt each other’s plans. Clever placement of tiles and meeples is key to victory!
  • INCLUDES CARCASSONNE BASE GAME AND 11 EXPANSIONS: "Inns & Cathedrals", "Traders & Builders", "The Abbot", "The River", "The Flying Machines", "The Ferries", "The Messengers", "The Gold Mines", "Mage & Witch", "The Robbers", and "The Crop Circles"
  • LIMITLESS VARIETY AND REPLAYABILITY: All included expansions can be played in any combination with the base game, ensuring a unique experience every time you sit down to play. Each expansion adds exciting new twists that take the game in new directions. No matter which expansions you choose to play with, there are always new strategies to explore and new secrets to uncover.
Gamewright Abandon All Artichokes Tin - A Heartless Card Game
731 Reviews
Gamewright Abandon All Artichokes Tin - A Heartless Card Game
  • Be the first player to ditch their artichoke cards and draw a hand of anything but! Build your own personal deck and use each vegetable’s powers to your advantage. Comes in an artichoke-shaped tin.
  • “My First Deck-builder! ”
  • Unique card game with adorable artwork and tin.
  • Kids learn elementary strategy and planning
  • Players: 2-4, Recommended for ages 10+, Playing Time: 20 minutes.
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Buffalo Games Silly Street - The Award Winning Game That Gets You Up & Moving & Creative & Just Plain Silly Multi-colred, Blue, Red, White
572 Reviews
Buffalo Games Silly Street - The Award Winning Game That Gets You Up & Moving & Creative & Just Plain Silly Multi-colred, Blue, Red, White
  • Learn & explore & grow through play! 1 giant 40" puzzle board, 55 silly cards, 4 solid wood game pieces, 1 cotton storage bag
  • Playing silly street can help kiddos with all kinds of things like social skills, communication, creativity, resilience and confidence. Awesome!
  • Includes many types of play: dramatic, communication, creative, interpretive, competitive, teamwork. Helps build character traits like confidence, grit, adaptability, communication and creativity.
  • Join us as we pretend, move, sing and compete our way down silly street!
  • MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER - Mom’s Choice Award (Gold in the toys, games & puzzles category), Tillywig Toy Award (Best family fun award winner) and Dr. Toy (Dr. Toy's 100 best children’s products award)

Current Books We’re Loving

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Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors
31 Reviews
Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors
  • Hoffmeister, Peter Brown (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 05/07/2013 (Publication Date) - TarcherPerigee (Publisher)
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My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure
4,415 Reviews
My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dennie, Devin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 07/11/2017 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
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The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation)
4,984 Reviews
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation)
  • The Lost Art of Reading Nature s Signs Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way Predict the Weather Locate Water Track Animals and Other Forgotten Skills
  • Gooley, Tristan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 416 Pages - 07/31/2015 (Publication Date) - The Experiment (Publisher)
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Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World
68 Reviews
Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World
  • Striniste, Nancy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 04/02/2019 (Publication Date) - Timber Press (Publisher)
Look Inside Animal Homes
116 Reviews
Look Inside Animal Homes
  • Bone, Emily (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/20/2021 (Publication Date) - EDC Publishing / UBAM (Publisher)
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