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
Council of Verona, Crash Games
In Council of
Verona, players take on the role of influential citizens of Verona and act to
use their influence to either add characters to the council or cast them into
exile. Through thoughtful hand management of their cards and clever placement
of influence tokens, players gain victory points based upon the agendas of the
characters at the end of the game. The player with the most victory points
wins! We've all heard the story of Romeo
and Juliet - now is your chance to steer the story and determine who will rule
Verona once and for all!
The Downfall of Pompeii Board Game, MayFair Games
Can you escape the
inferno? It's the year of the Consulship of Augustus and Vespasianus. The rich,
beautiful Roman city of Pompeii sits at the foot of majestic Mount Vesuvius.
Renowned for exotic, easy and ample luxury, the wealthy town attracts the best
of Rome's proud citizens. But a terrible secret lies deep beneath the slopes of
the mighty mountain. A primeval secret is about to unleash unspeakable horrors
on this fateful afternoon. The mountain, so very long asleep, is finally
reawakening. Come to beautiful Pompeii. Use your cards to attract your Roman
friends and relatives to visit select sites. But beware. The dreaded Vesuvius
card means the mountain is awake, spewing fiery lava onto the unsuspecting
city. Now you must struggle to get your compatriots out of the doomed town
before they are engulfed. Rushing to avoid lava flows, your people must flee
before Vesuvius explodes and ash seals their fate. Lead the most survivors to
safety and you win.
Guillotine, Wizards of the Coast
card game where you win by getting a head. This 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. Each round twelve nobles are lined up for the guillotine. The nobles
are worth varying points depending on their notoriety. During your turn you
play action cards to change the order of the line so you can collect the best
nobles. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. Will you
be skillful enough to bribe the guards to collect Marie Antoinette? Or will you
lose points for beheading the Hero of the People? Heads are going to roll!
Sheriff of Nottingham, Arcane Wonders
In Sheriff of Nottingham,
players will take turns stepping into the shoes of the Sheriff himself, while
others act as Merchants attempting to bring their goods into the city for
profit! Beware though, while many may act as honest merchants, there is always
the possibility of contraband being smuggled into the city!
descriptions are from the manufacturer.