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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The seventy-five games in this book revive the tradition of game playing without computers, joy sticks, boards, or game pieces. All you need for these games can be purchased at the local super center, big box, or hardware store. With tools such as balls, bean bags, broomsticks or canes, and ropes, parents and teachers can organize dozens of hours of fun and challenging act ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 16th 2008 by Gibbs Smith
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Jennifer Hughes
I KNOW games. I grew up on a street where summer night games on my front lawn were common. And when my kids were small we'd pull out the Cub Scout How-To book all the time and use the ideas for parties, scouts, and rainy-day fun.

I like a lot of things about this Pocket Guide. It has many games in it for a book so small. It is a small book and easy to carry around. It has games I've never heard of, so that's always fun to try new things. It has quiet and active games for various size groups. It
Nov 22, 2012 Rickey marked it as reference
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Written in a lighthearted tone that goes along well with a fun collection of games, with

A great index by

I. Types of Games:
Miscellaneous Active Games,
Quiet Games,
Contests, Feats and Tussles,
Beanbag and Ball Games

II. Number of Players:
1-2 Plus Players
3-4 Plus Players
5-9 Plus Players
10 Plus Players

III. Playing Area
Indoors, Living Room or Game Room (or easily in a gymnasium or outdoors)
Gymnasium (or outdoors)

IV. Age Group
For Preschoolers
For School-Age Children, 6-18
Suitable for Adults As
I think this book is great for everyone. It has games for everyone in every size group. It tells you how to play the games and how many players you need to play each game. Great games like Run, Sheepie, Run and Toilet Tag are included. A must-have for everyone that ever has down time they need to fill!
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