Games with a Mission: Improving the Lives of People with Autism

People with autism often have amazing capabilities.  Whereas autism is traditionally thought of as a “disorder,” individuals with this condition frequently exhibit advanced brain functions such as better memory, higher math skills, and enhanced sensory perception. However, they also exhibit impairments which make life difficult.  With the most recent version of the psychiatric Diagnostic and…


Many mathematical and problem-solving skills go hand-in-hand with card playing. Arlene Harris talks to the experts about Snap, Gin Rummy and some other old favorites. Click here to read more!

Newsletter: A Summer of Games

Summer is here. Time to play! With summer here, it’s time to get down to some serious fun. This month’s issue features three reviews of products that are both fun and educational, as well as a look at play in Colonial Williamsburg. We hope you enjoy it! Feature Articles Educational Games: a Historical Perspective by Lindsay…

The benefits of play

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children spend at least 60 minutes a day in open-ended play. Looking for more details? has put together a page summarizing some of the benefits. Check it out here!