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 -- also including UNBORED Adventure -- in a new handy flexibound format, illustrated in full color throughout. This is a whole shelf of serious fun the whole family can enjoy indoors, outdoors, online and offline.
About the Author
Joshua Glenn is cofounder of the web sites Significant Objects, Hilobrow, and Semionaut, and has authored and edited a number of books. Together with Elizabeth Foy Larsen, he writes a parenting column based on Unbored for Slate. He lives in Boston and has two sons, 10 and 13.
Elizabeth Foy Larsen was a member of the team that launched Sassy, a magazine for teen girls. Her writing on families has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Daily Beast, and elsewhere. She lives in Minneapolis and has two sons and a daughter, ages 7 to 12.
Tony Leone is a principal of Leone Design. His work has been honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Brand Design Association, and has been featured in Communication Arts, Print, Graphis, and elsewhere. He has a son in kindergarten and a newborn daughter.
“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