Just in case you are interested…

I’m professionally a computer guy and in my spare time I dabble in loads of stuff, including music, game design, electronics, morris dancing, more computery things, philosophy, juggling, homebrewing and laziness.  I’m not particularly good at any of them, having the general habit of acquiring a basic level of competence and then moving on to something else.  I also like playing boardgames when the opportunity arises, which isn’t as often as it used to be.

Miss B is a schoolgirl who likes fairies, robots, princesses, pirates, ponies, dinosaurs and reading, amongst other things.  I’ve taken on a mission to introduce her to some more interesting games than the ones that get stocked at the local toy shops (as well as some of those that we do find there) and we’ve been having fun with that.

From time to time I blog about the whole endeavour.  It’s pretty sporadic as you can see.

  1. peadar
    May 23, 2011 at 8:39 am


    Great project here i love reading about the monkey’s exploration of new games.
    On another note could you maybe give me some recommendations for games based around language use. I would like to incorporate more of them into my classroom.


  2. May 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I can’t think of any games in my collection that would really fit for you there, but you might like to try looking at “Apples to Apples”, which a lot of people like. It’s basically about trying to choose the best noun to fit a given adjective. It’s a widely available game and over here costs in the region of £20 to £25.

  3. July 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Just found your blog this weekend. It’s always great when I find other blogs about gaming with kids! Great work!!!

  4. Rob
    July 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks, Jeff, good to hear from you. I have had your blog in my news feed for a while and enjoy seeing what you are playing. Actually, I had forgotten to add you to my blogroll, so I have now done that.

  5. ameliaappletree
    March 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Hi, Love your blog and thought you might be interested in my new blog link up: https://ameliaappletreeblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/welcome-to-the-little-gamers-guild/

    Thanks 🙂

  6. Rob
    March 3, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Amelia. I’ve added you to my blogroll, and have had a look through your lovely blog too. Thanks for the invitation. As almost all of my posts are about tabletop games with a kid, I don’t want to flood your link-up. but I’d love to put an occasional link on your site.

  7. Juan José Fernández Q.
    March 10, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Rob! Greetings from Chile! I have a 3 year old kid, so I have plenty of time to learn the best games here!
    Congratulations for your blog, keep going!

    (By the way, if you can scan the rules for Highway-man I will really appreciate it! I bough it in german and I have no clue about the rules!)

  8. Helene
    March 17, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Good day,

    I wanted to ask if you would mind if I use your picture on this page https://trainingagamer.wordpress.com/tag/catan-junior/ of you playing catan junior on my board games club page?


    • Rob
      March 17, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Hi Helene,
      Feel free to use the picture. Thank you for asking. If you would link back to this blog it would be appreciated.

  9. August 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Hi, uhm…I found The secret labyrinth at home but without rules. I can’t find them anywhere. Do you think it would be possible for you to scan them and send to my mail? I’m really desperate. Great blog btw. 🙂

    • Rob
      August 9, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Hi Patrik. Thanks for the comment. 🙂 Unfortunately I got rid of our copy of Secret Labyrinth a while back. It looks like the rules don’t even exist on Board Game Geek, which is really frustrating — if I had realised, I would have uploaded a scan before getting rid of it. Sorry to be unable to help, and good luck on your quest.

  10. August 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Noooooooo…well, never mind. I’ll keep trying 😀 thanks anyway 🙂

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