Sticks, Stones & Pinecones

Board (and Other) Games to Play with Nature

  • 112 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-716-3
  • Sep 1, 2024

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  • Fun for all ages--without any screens!
  • Terrific and timeless gift
  • From Checkers to Mancala to Snakes and Ladders, there’s a game to entertain everyone

This portable, charmingly illustrated book features 37 board and other games (plus a robust collection of riddles) that can be played anywhere you go. All of the games in Sticks, Stones & Pinecones are easy to set up and require only the materials you can sustainably forage around you, such as pinecones, pebbles, sand, leaves, and twigs. You might not even have to get up out of your camp chair!

Some games are classic--even ancient--while others are newly invented. Whether at the campground, an urban park, or around your own backyard, players of all ages will enjoy these engaging games that range from simple to more challenging competitions.

The featured games are grouped into single-player, two-player, and multiple-player options, with a focus on setups similar to the ever-popular board games people enjoy playing at home. From Nine Men’s Morris to Stick Solitaire to Neanderthal Poetry, every game has been vetted by the author and her family and friends in outdoor settings.


  • 112 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-716-3
  • Sep 1, 2024

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