Warhammer40K LogoIn Hays, Kansas, Raven Youngblood was looking for a fun and educational activity to bring local children together. After research, he settled on the most wholesome game for young minds I know, Warhammer 40,000!

So with the support of Games Workshop, a sponsoring record company, and a local shop that he convinced to carry the miniatures, Raven is organizing tournaments for kids as young as 8.

Math is a central component of the game, he said, as players must calculate the distance between pieces to determine if they are in range of being hit with weapons.