Articles About Academy Games

Tudor Strategy Game Overview

Tudor Strategy Game Overview

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear, “Henry the 8th” (Henry VIII)? There are two things that I immediately think of. First, I start singing the lyrics to Herman Hermit’s “I’m Henry the ...
878 Vikings Invasions of England Overview

878 Vikings Invasions of England Overview

When our family first started playing more advanced board games together, Barack Obama had just been elected into office for the first time. Like most families, we started out with kid classics like Chutes & Ladders, Candy Land and Sorr ...
Games Debuting at Origins Game Fair Pt. 1

Games Debuting at Origins Game Fair Pt. 1

If there’s one thing summer brings beyond warmer temperatures, summer vacations and trips to the local ice cream shop that we patiently look forward to, it’s game conventions. It has become a family tradition over the past few y ...
1754: Conquest Board Game Overview

1754: Conquest Board Game Overview

I have some conflicting feelings about today’s board game feature. Not because there is something wrong with the game, but because I’m grieving due to this being the last in the series. It’s been nearly 18 months since we ...
Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

We have said time and time again that games are more than just about killing time with family and friends. In addition to quality time and bonding, games are ideal for teaching all kinds of concepts. Last month we were invited on Paula Sand ...
Bringing 1775 Into 2016 Through Games

Bringing 1775 Into 2016 Through Games

Finally! Someone gets it! We’ve been writing about games for years now, constantly suggesting (and pushing) families and educators to find a way to use them as part of a balanced curriculum. Look around your child’s classroom an ...
Did You Know We Waged War in Canada?

Did You Know We Waged War in Canada?

I thought it might be fun to have a little history lesson today. Don’t worry, there won’t be a test afterwards! But if you were anything like me in grade school, history class was the best class for passing notes, catching up on ...