UNBORED Games: Serious Fun for Everyone

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  • UNBORED Games has all the smarts, creativity, and DIY spirit of the original UNBORED (“It's a book! It's a guide! It's a way of life!” -Los Angeles Magazine), but with a laser-like focus on the activities we do for pure fun: to while away a rainy day, to test our skills and stretch our imaginations-games. There are more than seventy games here, 50 of them all new, plus many more recommendations, and they cover the full gambit, from old-fashioned favorites to today's high-tech games. The book offers a gold mine of creative, constructive fun: intricate clapping games, bike rodeo, Google Earth challenges, croquet golf, capture the flag, and the best ever apps to play with Grandma, to name only a handful. Gaming is a whole culture for kids to explore, and the book will be complete with gaming history and interviews with awesome game designers. The lessons here: all games can be self-customized, or hacked. You can even make up your own games. Some could even change the world.

    The original UNBORED has taken its place as a much beloved, distinctly contemporary family brand. UNBORED Games extends the franchise -- to be followed by UNBORED Adventure -- in a new handy flexibound format, illustrated in full color throughout. Soon, there will be a whole shelf of serious fun the whole family can enjoy indoors, outdoors, online and offline.

    Savvy Auntie is proud to share that Bloomsbury USA, the publisher of UNBORED Games, is a sponsor
  • Savvy Auntie is proud to share that Bloomsbury USA, the publisher of UNBORED Games, is a sponsor

    A couple of years ago, we introduced you to a fantastic book to help solve the problem of finding activities to do with nieces and nephews of just about any age - that also keep the grownups in the game. Now, Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen, the pair behind the bestselling UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, are introducing UNBORED GAMES: Serious Fun for Everyone (Bloomsbury / October 2014). Game play just got even more fun.

    Studies show that the “QualAuntie Time” we spend with our nieces and nephews, i.e. the time we dedicate to uninterrupted play and adventure, helps develop their cognitive skills and expertise, their creativity and social skills. While being completely entertaining, UNBORED GAMES enables us all to take games more seriously.

    Active games, played indoors, outdoors, online, and offline, help improve coordination and develop agility, as well as build self-confidence. Games stretch our imaginations and while helping players develop problem-solving skills. Even video games helping kids develop determination and tenacity in order to get to the next level, a skill every child should develop.

    What we like about UNBORED GAMES is how it doesn’t focus solely on new games, or strictly the classics, but all types of games, including a remix of the old with the new. Hairdryer Ping Pong anyone? There are DIY games and games to play without any prep required. Whichever games they choose to try first, UNBORED GAMES will empower kids to get “unbored” themselves and play games that will thrill them as they develop. In fact, don’t be surprised if the book inspires them to create their very own games.