Saturday, December 21, 2013

Some Fun History Themed Card Games!

By Margaret Duncan, Ed.D.

Archaeology, Z-Man Games.
Great quick card game where you are an archaeologist who must discover the lost treasures of Egypt in order to make your fortune. You will search for the right pieces to complete torn parchments, broken pots and other priceless artifacts. Explore an ancient pyramid hoping to uncover a huge stash of treasure. Trade shrewdly at the local marketplace to increase the value of your collection.


Love Letter, Alderac Entertainment Group
Don’t let the name fool you into thinking this is a mushy love themed game. In this fast paced card game all of the eligible young men seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her.  Plenty of backstabbing to see who will reach her first.

 Resistance Avalon, Indie Boards & Cards
The Resistance: Avalon pits the forces of Good and Evil in a battle to control the future of civilization. Arthur represents the future of Britain, a promise of prosperity and honor, yet hidden among his brave warriors are Mordred's unscrupulous minions. These forces of evil are few in number but have knowledge of each other and remain hidden from all but one of Arthur's servants. Merlin alone knows the agents of evil, but he must speak of this only in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost.

Saboteur Card Game, Z-Man Games
You and your Dwarven brethren dig for gold in the depths of a mine. Suddenly, a pick-axe breaks and the light from the lantern goes out. The saboteur has struck again - but which of your fellow players is a saboteur? Discover the traitor in your midst while questing for gold in this path-laying card game for suspicious dwarves.

Guillotine, Wizards of the Coast
Irreverent and humorous card game takes place during the French Revolution. Players represent rival guillotine operators vying for the best collection of noble heads over three rounds. You want top bragging rights, so you’d better collect the most prestigious noggins. Will you be skillful enough to bribe the guards and collect Marie Antoinette? Or will you lose points for beheading the Hero of the People.

*All product descriptions are from the manufacturer.

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