Friday, August 1, 2014

July 2014 Games of the Week

By Margaret Duncan, Ed.D.

The Histocrats 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 style games.

Yedo: Rule From the Shadows, Pandasaurus Games
Japan, 1605 Hidetada Tokugawa has succeeded his father as the new Shogun, ruling from the great city of Edo (a.k.a. Yedo), the city known in present times as Tokyo. Players assume the roles of Clan Elders in the city of Edo during the early years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The object of the game is to amass Prestige Points, mainly by completing missions. To do so, players must gather the necessary assets and most importantly outfox their opponents and prevent them from completing their missions. It's all up to you but be careful to make the right choices, for in Yedo, eternal glory and painful disgrace are two sides of the same coin.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Bezier Games
One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast-paced game where everyone gets to be a different role. In the course of only one night and the following morning, the players will determine who among them is a werewolf...hopefully. One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a microgame of the party game Ultimate Werewolf that doesn't need a moderator. There's no elimination, and each game lasts about 10 minutes.

1969 Game, Coffee Haus Games
The Space Race has begun! In 1969, this prestige contest will decide who is the world leader--who will win? The U.S.A.? The U.S.S.R.? Or a nation of the old Europe perhaps? Who will be able to build the most technologically advanced rocket and bring Man to the Moon without crashing? Will you be able to defend your space program from the saboteurs sent from the other world powers

Destination Hogwarts, RTL Games
Destination Hogwarts is the fast moving Harry Potter game that will take you on a journey through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry and the surrounding grounds! As a student you will visit famous destinations in and around Hogwarts collecting House Points as you go, whilst trying to avoid the hazards along the way.  The aim of the game is to collect as many house points as possible- in one game, a player can accumulate many more house points than would be possible actually at Hogwarts- sometimes over 1000.

*All product descriptions are from the manufacturer.