Game Playing Tips for Grownups

Start simple. When you play a game for the first time, start with the easiest or simplest version. Once everyone is familiar with the rules, follow kids’ eagerness for challenge and adjust the difficulty of the game to suit the child by using lower or higher numbers, playing with fewer or more cards, or modifying the rules. Try to find the “just right” level of challenge—this is the sweet spot where optimal learning can happen. A good game is just easy enough to play, and just hard enough to be fun!

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