Joshua Glenn is editor of the website HiLobrow, and coauthor and coeditor of several books. In 2011, he produced Ker-Punch!, a brainteaser iPhone app for kids. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons. He is the co-author of Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
Elizabeth Foy Larsen is a writer and editor whose stories on children and families have appeared in numerous national publications, including theNew York Times, Slate, and Parents. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, daughter, and two sons. She is the co-author of Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
Designed by Tony Leone. Illustrated by Heather Kasunick and Mister Reusch.
UNBORED Games has all the smarts, creativity, and DIY spirit of the original UNBORED (“It’s a book! It’s a guide! It’s a way of life!” —Los Angeles Magazine), but with a laser-like focus on the activities we do for pure fun: to while away a rainy day, to test our skills and stretch our imaginations—games. There are more than seventy games here, 50 of them all new, plus many more recommendations, and they cover the full gambit, from old-fashioned favorites to today’s high-tech games. The book offers a gold mine of creative, constructive fun: intricate clapping games, bike rodeo, Google Earth challenges, croquet golf, capture the flag, and the best ever apps to play with Grandma, to name only a handful. Gaming is a whole culture for kids to explore, and the book will be complete with gaming history and interviews with awesome game designers. The lessons here: all games can be self-customized, or hacked. You can even make up your own games. Some could even change the world.
The original UNBORED has taken its place as a much beloved, distinctly contemporary family brand. UNBORED Games extends the franchise -- to be followed by UNBORED Adventure -- in a new handy flexibound format, illustrated in full color throughout. Soon, there will be a whole shelf of serious fun the whole family can enjoy indoors, outdoors, online and offline.
“An old-fashioned child’s activity book for a modern Gen-X parented family.” —The New York Times on UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
“If you can’t find an exciting activity to do in this book, there might be something wrong with you.” —Sports Illustrated Kids on UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
“Encourage[s] kids to use their technical skills as well as their natural curiosity to be creative, try new things, figure out how things and systems work, and just maybe change the world in the process.” —Parents & Kids Magazine on UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
“This book busts boredom . . . You may never hear those dreaded words again.” —Family Fun on UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
"This year's hottest activity book for kids." —Publishers Weekly on UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
"Exactly the book parents need during a weeklong school break that feels like a month." —New York Magazine (Approval Matrix) on UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
The best games book ever—for kids and the whole family, from the team that bought us the critically acclaimed, award-winning, best-selling UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun.