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
Spurs: A Tale
in the Old West, Mr. B Games
Players take turns
moving around the main board, carrying out classic activities of the Old West,
like taking on cattle-herding jobs or engaging in horse-breaking; if you are
good at riding, you might end up with a nice stallion to sell! Gunslingers can go
searching for wanted outlaws in the badlands or take on jobs to escort
stagecoaches or deal with a gang of Desperados. Hunters will seek out wildlife
in the forests (be careful as some animals might hunt you instead), while
others might seek fortune by searching for gold in the mountains or gambling in
the town saloons. Be careful, though, as you never know when other players will
challenge you to a duel and try to rob you.
Kingdom Builder, Queen Games
Players create their
own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most
gold at the end of the game. Build an engine to control more tiles, which give
access to more abilities -- which help you earn more gold.
Constantinopolis, Fantasy Flight Games
Can you become the
most famous trader in Constantinopolis? Effectively build up your trade
district to produce goods, generate money, and earn fame points to ensure that
your name stands above the rest!
Bora Bora Strategy Board Game, Ravensburger
Stake your fortunes
in the mysterious island world of Bora Bora. Journey across islands, building
huts where the resilient men and women of your tribes can settle, discovering
fishing grounds and collecting shells. Send priests to the temples, and gather
offerings to curry favor with the gods. The player who best watches how the
game develops and uses the most effective strategy will prevail.
descriptions are from the manufacturer.