By Margaret Duncan, Ed.D.
support the idea of incorporating board-games into your personal life as well
as in the classroom. As such, we support
and participate in a local board-gaming group.
Any and all board-game enthusiasts are welcome to join the Game Nights that
are held every first and third Friday night of the month. As part of our gaming group initiative, we
also recommend history centric games that are fun to play each week to all of
our followers. The selected games
receive our “Game of the Week” distinction.
Recommended games are a mix of cooperative, card games, as well Euro
Expedition Northwest Passage, by Asmodee
In 1845, Sir John
Franklin led an expedition to discover the route that would connect the Pacific
and Atlantic. When he disappeared, explorers from Britain and America set out
to find the missing voyage and succeed where Franklin failed - by finding the
Northwest Passage. Carefully place exploration tiles, maneuver around ice
floes, discover islands and send your crews on sleds across solid land. Be
careful - as the seasons progress, the North gets colder and the last thing you
want is to find yourself stuck in the ice, losing crews and equipment. Be the
first to discover the route to the Pacific to earn the Prestige you need to
bring victory for your team!
Kingsburg, Fantasy Flight Games
Players adopt the
role of governor, and vie for resources to build up their province, military
power to defend their homes, and above all the influence of the King. Over five
years (five turns) players rely on various advisors to the King for resources.
From tangibles like gold, wood, and stone to soldiers and portents, each
acquisition will shape the future of your community.
The Road to Canterbury, Gryphon Games
Gluttony, Wrath, Luxury, Idleness, and Envy - the infamous "Seven Deadly
Sins". For the faithful, they instill horror. For you, on the other hand,
they present a wonderful business opportunity! In The Road to Canterbury, you
play a medieval pardoner who sells certificates delivering sinners from the
eternal penalties brought on by these Seven Deadly Sins. You make your money by
peddling these counterfeit pardons to Pilgrims traveling the road to
Canterbury. To keep your services in
demand, you will actually need to lead these Pilgrims into temptation yourself!
The Seven Deadly Sins live up to their name: each sin that a Pilgrim commits
brings Death one step nearer, and a dead Pilgrim pays no pardoners! So much to forgive, so little time. Will you
be able to outwit your opponents by pardoning more of these Pilgrims' sins
before they die or finish their pilgrimage to Canterbury?
Upon a Salty Ocean, Rio Grande Games
At the beginning of
the XVI century the city of Rouen is the main French port. The Citys wealth is
dependent on fishing and trading salted fish. Salt produced in the mines has to
be loaded onto ships and used to preserve herring and cod fished in the Atlantic
Ocean. Every week ships full of salt barrels leave Rouen for the fishing
grounds of the Atlantic Ocean, and, once back, the goods are sold in the city
markets. The players represent City merchants: they invest in ships and City
buildings to try to get rich. Who will be the richest merchant of Rouen, when
Francis I, King of France, comes to visit the City?
descriptions are from the manufacturer.