We Sold Bonkers. We Sold Life.

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For Gary Almeter, selling his childhood board games was like looking at a movie of his life.

How the Best Gamblers Prepare Themselves to Win Big

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Force yourself to be smarter by staying a little anxious. Advice from Tyler Tervooren on winning big.

Can’t Win But For Losing: Playing Board Games with My Sons

Can’t Win But For Losing: Playing Board Games with My Sons

Ben Railton makes the case for why occasionally letting his sons win at board games can actually be more empathetic and educational than leaving the outcomes up to chance.

4 Essential Life Lessons You Can Learn From Poker

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Think you can’t learn anything from a game? The Distilled Man thinks differently.

A Civilized Christmas

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In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby falls in love, unrequited, and Matt ponders the socialization element of the holidays.

When Dads Cheat

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Never open your mouth during a Flour War. And never, ever, cheat at Capture the Flag. William Lucas Walker learns some hard lessons at father-son camp.

Do You Really Have an Influence On Your Kids?

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You may think you know the answer, but Mike Crider suggests the answer may not be as compelling as we think.

Lucky at Cards, Unlucky in Love

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If love is a game, why am I so bad at it? And if love were just a formula, then would it mean anything?

Life Lessons From the Pitch

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Ged Naughton examines how African community leaders teach discipline through soccer.

Playing with Legos

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How doctoral student Robert Reece blows off steam.

The Last Perfect Day: An Excerpt from ON SAL MAL LANE

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“Mr. Niles’s words rang in his ears: Long ago, he was just a boy like you.” By Ru Freeman

Three Parables from FUN CAMP

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“Why did the chicken cross the road? Where do bats get their energy? Knock, knock, who’s there, the interrupting cow. How do you know when a blonde has been making chocolate chip cookies?” By Gabe Durham

Failure Is An Option

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Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.

Violence in Video Games: 2/16

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What can we teach our children about violence in video games?

The Future of a Very British Sport Could Be in China

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Nicole Bailey looks at how the future of snooker may lie in the Far East.

Wild Boys, Wilderness, and Woodcraft Rangers

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Predecessors of the Boy Scouts of America, Woodcrafters still bring nature-deprived boys out into the wilderness.