Board Games:

  • Wil Wheaton’s TableTop is a fantastic resource for learning about new games.  Keep in mind that Wil and his guests’ language and humor may be a bit salty for younger viewers.  All three seasons of TableTop are featured on Geek & Sundry’s YouTube channel.
  • Board Game Geek is the board gaming mothership, but its layout can be confusing.  It’s an incredible resource once you figure out how to navigate the jam-packed pages.
  • Board Gaming doesn’t have nearly as much content as Board Game Geek, but the reviews are great and the layout is much easier on the eyes.
  • Tom Vasel and a network of podcasters provide detailed reviews of non-mainstream board games at The Dice Tower.

Magic:  The Gathering:

  • Sean Plott plays Magic (hilariously) with a new guest each week on Geek & Sundry’s YouTube channel.
  • Getting into Magic can be overwhelming.  The Professor at Tolarian Community College offers excellent advice not only on the game itself, but he also reviews Magic accessories and gives the straight dope on whether that clash pack or intro deck is worth it.

In Defense of Play:

Peter Gray, Ph.D., is an outspoken advocate of the value of play.  He writes about the roles of play and curiosity as foundations for learning on Freedom to Learn, his blog at Psychology Today, and is the author of the newly published book Free to Learn.


Math:

Homeschool dad and High School math teacher John Bennett explains why math instruction is unnecessary, and proposes his solution (spoiler:  it’s GAMES!)