Latest Blog Posts

  1. The Art of Being Critiqued: 7 Rules to Die by

    How do you not just survive a critique session, but benefit from it? Here are seven guidelines that might help.

  2. Interview at AuthorTurf

    I just did a fun interview at Author Turf. It’s easily the longest interview I’ve ever done, with lots of interesting questions.

  3. The Art of Critique: 6 Rules to Live By

    Critiquing other people’s work isn’t just a great way to improve their writing. It will help yours, too.

  4. Play and Life

    Just some thoughts on playing and life and how they intertwine… Enjoy!

  5. Wake-up Call

    Sometimes, the clearest thinking comes from an 11-year old.



This site is dedicated to my books, games, and software projects.
I hope you stay and click around a bit!



Distraction is a laugh-out-loud card game published by ThinkFun, where players take turns drawing number cards and remembering a growing sequence of digits.

This game isn't about memory, though. It's about distractions and distracting your opponents.

Get more information here!

Dragon Run

Dragon RunDragon Run is a fast-paced fantasy adventure published by Scholastic in March of 2013.

It's about a boy living in a world ruled by dragons, and what he discovers about them.

At the book's web site, you can learn about Testing Day, magic, read a lost chapter or two, even find out where you would fit into the book, if you were a character!

Looking for More?

Games for Educators


Copyright © 2013, Patrick Matthews. All Rights Reserved.