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What makes a Good Game become Great

December 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

What's the secret to a great game?...Well first and foremost it has to be enjoyable. Not many games survive if they aren't any fun!! Less obvious is that they should also be a challenge. Noughts and crosses is good fun only until you know the system and then every game becomes a boring draw. So if you have a game that's fun and a challenge - then it's (in my book at least) reached the the league of Good Games. But how does it go on to become a great game? As a games designer I [...]

The many surprising benefits of playing board games

June 22nd, 2016|Tags: , |

WHAT CAN THE HUMBLE BOARD GAME DO FOR ME? Those old board games are sooo last century right? Adults learn French by playing KLOO's Race to Paris Board Game Well no, they're really not. Board games bring lots of benefits that on-line games and screen games just can't. And some of those benefits are really quite surprising. At KLOO, we make language games to help people learn a second language as they play. The game is increasingly being adopted by schools and the feedback from young students is fascinating. Teachers are often taken aback [...]

Family Board Games are sooooo last century! Think again – we need them.

March 19th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Family Board Games and why they're still important Mum  : "How about a game of Monopoly or KLOO after dinner tonight? Daughter: "But isn't 'X-Factor' on the box at 8 pm?" TV v Traditional Family Board Game - that's a complete mismatch, right? It's a David v Goliath struggle - that Goliath wins hands down in nearly every household. We have more channels that we can possibly watch. We have PVRs in case we miss something. There is video gaming too. Not to mention the Internet. And what about Smartphones?...... It seems that, without really noticing or understanding [...]

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