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Settlers of America Trails To Rails, A Good Look At The Newest Settlers Game – Timberdoodle Vodcast #0028

If you are familiar with Settlers, the game often-touted as “best strategy game ever!” then you know that everyone has been looking forward to Settlers of America, the newest game in the series. Watch the video to see the components and hear why a homeschool supply company would eagerly add Settlers of America to their game selection.

Settlers of America Trails to Rails

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“Are you looking for a game that will evaluate not only your strategy but also your character? Settlers of America Trails to Rails, the latest of the Catan History series, will put to the test both your ability to outmaneuver your opponents, and your capacity to do so with grace. As in all Catan games, Settlers of America Trails to Rails‘ key ingredient is constant player interaction, which means virtually no down time and lots of opportunity for personality quirks to be exposed.

Race to Deliver the Most Goods
Settlers of America Trails to Rails combines the award-winning strategy of the Catan series with the remarkable history of American westward expansion. Players collect and trade resources in order to build settlements, acquire locomotives and railroad routes, then race with other players to deliver the most goods.

Twists and Turns Consistent with the 19th Century
Players start with cities east of the Mississippi River and instead of knights and monopolies, cattle drives, cavalry, scouts and the abundant resources of the west require players to travel west in order to expand. There are a number of twists and turns with Settlers of America involving the earning of gold, the devaluation of land, and the dwindling of resources as the population grows, all in keeping with life in the 19th century…” Read The Rest or Shop Now Here!

Teaching Textbooks Video Review, The Best Math Program Ever? Timberdoodle Vodcast #0027

Watch Caleb explain how Teaching Textbooks works, and what he gained as a student by switching to it two years ago. We often have parents come up to us a homeschool conferences and ask us why we recommend Teaching Textbooks so strongly. Here are just some of the reasons; to learn more about Teaching Textbooks, see samples, and take free placement tests click here.

Who is Caleb?
Caleb is currently our youngest employee here at Timberdoodle and we have been delighted to have him join us over the summer. His dad has worked for us for years, and some of his other siblings have put in hours here as well. You can imagine then what a pleasure it has been to work with Caleb! When we found out that Caleb had been using Teaching Textbooks successfully for two years, we knew it made sense to have him explain how it has worked for him.

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“A number of years ago we did the unthinkable and took a poke at a sacred cow when we said that we didn’t like the conventional big-name home school math programs. Though some families were steadfast in their defense, there has since been an increasing number of families who have come to realize that math programs originally designed to be used in government schools are wholly inadequate to meet the needs of home educators…” Click here to read the rest.

What Is Icosoku? How Do You Play? – Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast #0026

Since it made the back cover of the Timberdoodle catalog, you know it has to be good; but Icosoku is difficult to explain in print. Watch as Hope shows you how it works, and even why a concept as simple as Icosoku can be so challenging!

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Endless possibilities, endless opportunities, endless fun; IcoSoKu is a brilliant mathematical brainteaser with unlimited challenges… Buy Yours Today Here!

How to Play BrainBox Games – Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast #0025

BrainBox games are popular with everyone from little ones to adults, and now you can see why. Not only are the games fast-paced and easy to learn, but they are also very challenging to anyone’s memory, making BrainBox games a series a wide range of ages can easily play together without anyone having the advantage.

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BrainBox Animals My First ABC BrainBox

BrainBox USA BrainBox USA Presidents

BrainBox World BrainBox Nature

My First BrainBox

Ollo Explorer Robot Kit – Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast Special Edition

Learning Robotics Has Never Been Easier
There is a fast moving trend to get robots in schools (there are around 10,000 robotics teams in schools around the USA), and you may have felt teaching robotics at home was too difficult and too expensive. But with the advent of the OLLO Explorer curriculum, learning robotics has never been easier, more affordable or more fun! Still not convinced? Find out more about the OLLO Explorer kit on our website or take a look at just the robots covered in this course:

Ollo Robot Models

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