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Building Community with Cardboard

Board games have been played since antiquity, enjoyed a late twentieth century renaissance in Europe, and are now rapidly growing in popularity in the United States. Though largely misunderstood stateside, knowledge of modern games suggests that if incorporated
wisely, they may prove quite valuable for students, teachers, and parents alike. This seminar will explore the possibility that modern board games might provide a helpful tool for Christian classical schools. Consideration will be given to the use of board games in a
variety of important ways including: within a classroom, as an extra-curricular club, a library offering, a tool for multi-generational interaction in the home, and as a potential means for community outreach. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of gaming as a human phenomenon, but more importantly with easily implemented, practical ideas to help foster true community in their schools and positive relationships in their families.