Friday, December 5, 2014

November 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.

Forbidden Island, Gamewright
Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss!

Freedom: The Underground Railroad, Academy Games
Players assume the roles of important historical Abolitionist characters pitted against the slave economy from the early 1800's thru the Civil War. Players succeed together by balancing their actions between raising funds for the Abolitionist cause and helping runaway slaves move from the Southern States to freedom in Canada. But every move risks alerting the slave catchers, who roam the board trying to return the runaway slaves to the plantations. As an educational component, players become familiar with the important historical figures, political agendas and crucial events that unfolded in America between 1800 and 1865.

 Warriors, Face 2 Face
The Game of Monsters, Myth, & Mayhem. For centuries, the kingdoms of earth have been at peace, dominated by the rule of men. But now, powerful Wizards, Dwarves, Elves, Trolls, and Goblins are ready to challenge man's reign. Even the Undead are rising up. Chaos is about to erupt as creatures battle each other and even amongst themselves for control. You must lead your armies (infantry, archers, cavalry, and more) into the fray or be crushed by the assault. It is the age of Warriors.

Monte Cassino, Institute of National Remembrance
"ZnajZnak - Monte Cassino" is an educational game for two players about one of the most important battles of World War II. During the game players learn to identify soldiers, emblems of units participating in the battle, weapons and key dates. There are 133 symbols which tell the story of the battle in a wider international perspective, highlighting the heroic effort of the Poles, as well as the Allies. The instruction and the playing cards are in Polish and English.

*All product descriptions are from the manufacturer

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