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
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
Monte Cassino, Institute of National Remembrance
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.
descriptions are from the manufacturer