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Modern Classics at Cogs The Brain Shop

Modern Classics at Cogs The Brain Shop With the growing resurgence in tabletop board-gaming we thought we would look at some of our favourite games now considered to be Modern Classics among gaming fans. These titles, we think, belong in any games collection right next to your traditional games like Monopoly and Cluedo.   Ticket to Ride Europe Players: 2-5  //  Ages: 8+  //  Time: 60 mins Build a rail empire spanning from London to Athens, from Moscow to Madrid! Collect cards of the [...]

Our Top 5 Travel Games for Kids

Our Top 5 Travel Games for Kids

Our Top 5 Travel Games for Kids: It's summer holiday time and you want to bring along some games for the kids or the family that don't take up too much room in your suitcase. Here's our pick of 5 small games that we think pack a lot fun. 1. Dobble An award winning card game that requires speed, observation and reflexes. Between any two cards there is always one and only one matching symbol. Spot it fast to win! Includes 55 cards [...]

Review of Yoga Spinner Game from Thinkfun

Just like its name suggests, Yoga Spinner, from ThinkFun, helps spin kids into 54 yoga poses, training them to become flexible, focused, and firm in both body and mind. Designed for kids ages 5 and up, the game steals kids away from tablets, smartphones, or the TV, by offering a healthy indoor group activity for two to four players. The youngest player begins play by setting the spinner into action. If the spinner lands on a blue, green, or red space, the player must draw [...]

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

By JANE E. BRODY Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “Web Junkie,” to be shown next Monday on PBS, highlights the tragic effects on teenagers who become hooked on video games, playing for dozens of hours at a time often without breaks to eat, sleep or even [...]

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have [...]

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