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, a Family and Strategy Game About Hiking, Visiting National Parks, and Making Memories by Keymaster
  • Encounter the US National Parks in the award-winning, immersive board game, PARKS. Hike along a different trail every season, take in the sights, and experience the beauty of our parks in a new way. Get game night on the calendar, hit the trails, and make lasting memories.
  • In this unique collaboration with the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, you’ll score points by visiting as many uniquely illustrated parks as you can while hopefully snapping a few photos of your journey along the way.
  • Hike your way through a wide variety of scenic trail sites and national parks to collect resources and take in the sites. New seasons change the trail with unique new opportunities and challenges every time you play.
  • Throughout your journey, you’ll see mountains, forests, sunshine, water, and wildlife. Use these tokens to fill canteens, purchase gear, take photos, and visit parks. Be careful! Resources can be tricky to acquire as you jostle with other players for space at each site.
  • Play solo or with up to 5 players Includes 48 unique illustrations featuring 45 US National Parks, built in box organization, wooden wildlife and resource tokens.
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Sagrada Board Game | Family Game for Kids and Adults | Dice Drafting and Placement Strategy Game | Ages 10+ | 1 to 4 Players | by Floodgate Games
  • BOARD GAME FOR ADULTS AND FAMILY - You are an artist competing to create the most beautiful stained glass window in the Sagrada Familia.
  • EASY TO LEARN - Each round (out of 10 rounds), players will pick dice, cleverly matching the pattern in their board to create a beautiful stained glass window. Think stained-glass sudoku!
  • BEAUTIFUL AND FUN - Sagrada is a thought provoking, wonderfully fun board game for the entire family that looks stunning on the table. Your friends will be hooked the first time! Learn in minutes, play over and over!
  • IN THE BOX - 90 Beautiful Dice, 4 Player Boards, 24 Stained Glass Window Patterns, 12 Tool Cards, 15 Objective Cards, Dice Bag, Round Track, Score Markers and 24 Glass Favor Tokens
  • ABOUT SAGRADA - Sagrada is a 1-4 player board game that plays in about 30 minutes for players ages 13+. Search for Sagrada Expansion to include more players and new challenges! Solo-play available, too.
Carcassonne Board Game Big Box Edition (2017) - Explore a World of Variety and Strategy! Includes Base Game + 11 Expansions, Ages 7+, 2-6 Players, 45 Minute Playtime, Made by Z-Man Games
  • DIVE INTO A VIBRANT COUNTRYSIDE: Immerse yourself in a diverse world of cities, monasteries, roads, fields, and more in the Carcassonne Big Box Edition (2017).
  • COMPREHENSIVE STARTER SET: Experience the 2001 Spiel des Jahres winner with the perfect blend of original gameplay and eleven expansions, catering to both new and veteran players.
  • UNLEASH YOUR STRATEGIC SKILLS: Deploy your knights, monks, thieves, and farmers alongside unique meeples like abbots and mages to expand your influence and earn maximum points.
  • EXPLORE WITH OVER 150 TILES AND 80 MEEPLES: With a treasure trove of more than 150 landscape tiles and 80 distinct meeples, embark on endless adventures in the world of Carcassonne.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE EXPERIENCE: Mix and match the expansions in your own unique combinations to ensure each game brings a fresh and exciting experience.
Gamewright - Abandon All Artichokes - A Heartless Card Game,Green
  • 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.
Buffalo Games Silly Street - The Award Winning Game That Gets You Up & Moving & Creative & Just Plain Silly Multi-colred, Blue, Red, White
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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
  • 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
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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
  • 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)
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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)
  • Gooley, Tristan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 416 Pages - 07/31/2015 (Publication Date) - The Experiment (Publisher)
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
  • Bone, Emily (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 14 Pages - 01/01/2018 (Publication Date) - EDC Publishing / UBAM (Publisher)