Gameschooling is defined as homeschooling with games, either in replace of or in addition to curriculum. In general, it is play-based learning. It is basically using tabletop games in an intentional way. According to Caitlin Fitzgerald Curley, an educational psychologist and gameschooler, host of the popular Facebook group: Gameschool Community, and author of Simple Homeschool,... Continue Reading →

Play Therapy

Table top games are on the rise. Game cafes, game stores, and game escape rooms have popped up everywhere. What a refreshing break from the video game craze! People are now directly interfacing with each other, creating a healthier way to communicate and bond. In our high-tech world where communication is literally at our fingertips,... Continue Reading →

A Family That Plays Together Stays Together

A family that plays together, stays together, isn’t just a cute statement. Sure, game playing is fun and entertaining for a family, but more importantly, it is the idea of playing together. According to Jim Burns, a contributing writer with CBN, “Playing together is an essential trait of happy, healthy families. Certainly, our children need to do... Continue Reading →

Beating the Winter Blues

Because Legends of Ravenhall resides in the northern part of the United States, specifically in the Snow Belt, we truly understand the term Winter Blues, especially on those days when it is frigid cold and the sun refuses to shine. Depending on the source, it is estimated that 11 million Americans are affected by SAD,... Continue Reading →

Table Top Games:  Great Date Night?

When meeting someone for the first time, it is often recommended to not talk politics nor religion, and to certainly not play a game! It might start your relationship off on the wrong foot or stop it right in its tracks. Tradition suggests a quiet dinner or movie might be a better way to go.... Continue Reading →

What Makes a Happy Family?

"What Makes a Happy Family?" That is the exact question that was asked to 1500 schoolchildren. Very few replied with answers such as money, cars, fancy homes, TV, or even Disney World! So how did they answer? The children replied that a happy family is one that does things together. Wow! There’s insight! What a better... Continue Reading →

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