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.
Yoda the Jedi Master Game (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), Kenner
Be the first player to become a Jedi Knight, defeat the Dark Side of the Force and win! Travel to the Dagobah System where Yoda, the ancient Jedi Master, will teach you the ways of the Force. Acquire Jedi merit as you successfully accomplish the difficult tasks and trials Yoda sets for your training. Once you've obtained sufficient merit as a Jedi, enter the Jedi Knight circle and out-spin the Dark Side of the Force to win.
Clash of the Gladiators Board Game, Rio Grande
Players first recruit groups of gladiators from a pool of hopefuls with five different abilities. They are fighters, shield bearers, spear throwers, net casters, and trident carriers. Then, players assemble 2-4 groups of 4 gladiators. When the groups are ready, the players move them around the arena to challenge the animals or other players' groups. When only one player has gladiators left, the players score for the gladiators they retained and the animals and gladiators vanquished during the game.
The Builders Middle Ages, Asmodee
Recruit workers and create buildings to prove that you are the greatest builder. You'll have to start small, with cottages and stables, but you'll be building your name as you build your masterpieces and before long, you'll complete the cathedral! Hire worker cards, pay them to build your buildings and balance your income with your expenses. You can't do everything on your turn - but you'll want to! From wells and shacks to castles and churches, use your resources to create structures that will stand the test of time.
Once Upon A Time, Atlas Games
Tell your own fantastic tales of brave heroes and daring adventure! It is a storytelling card game that encourages creativity and collaborative play. One player is the Storyteller, and begins telling a story using the fairytale elements on her Story cards, guiding the plot toward her Ending Card. The other players use their own cards to interrupt her and become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to use all their Story Cards and play the Ending Card.
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