Play-based learning is a form of experiential learning that is a terrific resource for all adults – parents, grandparents, caregivers and homeschoolers -interested in helping children develop skills for success in school and life.


We’ve found a variety of games that help build critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a nonjudgmental way. Gameschooling offers great practice, while just having fun!


Use our own Hidden-Pix Puzzles  for critical thinking and problem solving skill development and our word play games in our book, Stuck in Traffic, Waiting in Line: Kids BrainGames, to provide a fun and engaging way to help children develop  their 

  1. ability to process information;

  2. reasoning ability as a process of thinking;

  3. understanding the concept, and relationship, of words; and

  4. active listening and auditory processing.


For homeschoolers: Our Hidden-Pix Puzzles and BrainGames are so easy to incorporate into homeschool curriculum. We've found both offer a break in the routine and help spark more interest in learning!


Games we love for critical thinking and problem solving include:

  • Ticket to Ride

  • Tsuro

  • Ravensburger Labyrinth Game

  • Blokus and Blokus Trigon

  • Forbidden Island Card Game

  • CodeNames Duet

  • Set Card Game

  • Logic Links Puzzle Box

  • Tenzi Game (a great dice game also for math)

  • Suburbia

  • Quiddler Card Game

  • Senet – Ancient Egyptian Board Game

  • Rush Hour –older and younger versions

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