This book is an entertaining and valuable resource for parents, teachers, educators, and anyone who appreciates the fun and entertainment provided by classic, traditional board games. It provides an informative analysis of how classic board games that everyone has played_and probably owns_are not only great family entertainment but also develop core educational skills that have been proven to lead to academic achievement.
Jeffrey P. Hinebaugh is a litigation partner with the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, in Cincinnati, Ohio. A life-long board game enthusiast, he has confronted some of the most challenging strategy problems figuring out how to beat his two children in Sorry!.
Chapter 1 Board Games as Educational Tools (No Kidding!) Chapter 2 Learning to Lose (Board Games, Social Science, and Early Educational Skills) Chapter 3 Spell that Word! (Board Games and Language Arts) Chapter 4 I Will Buy It! (Board Games and Economics) Chapter 5 Who Done It? Where Is It? What Is It? (Board Games and Logic and Deductive Reasoning) Chapter 6 Capture and Conquer! (Board Games and Strategy, Planning, and Negotiation) Chapter 7 Out of the Blue! (Board Games and Creative Thinking, Communication, and Expression) Chapter 8 Einstein Played Board Games (Board Games and Advanced Game Theory and Mathematics) Chapter 9 We Have a Winner! (Conclusions and Observations)