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
Rivet Wars Eastern Front, Cool Mini or Not
Rivet Wars is a
miniatures boardgame set on a world that never quite left World War I but with
crazy technology like walking tanks, diesel powered armor, uni-cycled vehicles
and armor plated cavalry! Don't let the cute visuals fool you; it's a world
full of angst, war-torn camaraderie and dark humor. Rivet Wars is at its heart
a strategy game, with both players deploying units each round to counter the
threats set forth by their opponent and stay one tactical step ahead. Players gather resources (bunkers and capture
points) and use these to deploy streams of new units! There's an ebb and flow
on the tactical landscape and you can stock up surprises for your opponent to
be unleashed even as he thinks he's winning!
Dungeon Raiders Board Game, Passport Game Studio
together, but only one will win! Join a brave party of adventurers! Explore a
dungeon filled with monsters, traps and treasure! In Dungeon Raiders, each
player takes the role of a different adventurer. Players need to work together to survive the
dungeon, but only one will make it out with the most treasure and win the game.
The dungeon is different each time you play, offering new surprises as you
collect treasure, trigger traps and fight off horrible monsters.
Camelot has fallen.
King Arthur is dead, Merlin is missing, and the treasury has been plundered.
The remaining Knights of the Round Table have decided to duel over the
remaining bags of gold found in the castle. To their aid they have King
Arthur's crown, Merlin's crystal ball, and the magic sword, Excalibur. Players
play combination of sword cards to steal bags of gold from players who can
block or parry. The relics, such as the crown, crystal ball, and Excalibur,
have special abilities. The player with the most points at the end can call
Camelot The Build Board Game, Wontan Games
A game of medieval
interior design with all sorts of dubious stratagems, dirty tricks and subtle
ploys designed to challenge all ages and types of players. The game has only
three rules, allowing everyone to understand how to play it and win. It is a fast-playing tile-laying board game where
you are laying out tiles to build the legendary seat of Arthur’s power,
Camelot. It is the first title in “The Camelot
Chronicles”, a series of easy-to-play games with a target of three rules and a maximum
playing time of one hour.
Journey to the Center of the Earth, MayFair Games
Descend deep into
the interior of the earth, as you lead the three adventurers from Jules Verne’s
classic novel: Professor Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel and their guide Hans.
Begin your amazing journey with entry through the crater of the dormant
Icelandic volcano Snaefells. Explore a dense forest of giant mushrooms,
traverse a turbulent underground ocean, before you are hurled out of an Italian
volcano to return to the earth's surface. On your journey, collect fossils both
small and large, collect gold and overcome obstacles through the prudent
acquisition and use of select equipment. Explore the many parts of the
subterranean cavern, using equipment and luck are critical to overcoming the
obstacles within your path. The player who can escape with the best collection
of artifacts is the winner. Will you direct our heroes on a journey of danger,
discovery and fortune?
descriptions are from the manufacturer.