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
Innovation Board Game, IELLO
innovations from the stone age through modern times. Each player builds a
civilization based on various technologies, ideas, and cultural advancements,
all represented by cards. Each of these cards has a unique power which will
allow further advancement, point scoring, or even attacking other
civilizations. Be careful though, as other civilizations may be able to benefit
from your ideas as well! To win, you must score achievements, which you can
attain by amassing points or by meeting certain criteria with the innovations
you have built. Plan your civilization well, and outmaneuver your opponents,
and with some luck you will achieve victory!
Splendor Board Game, Asmodee
As a wealthy
Renaissance merchant, acquire mines and transportation, hire artisans and woo
the nobility. Create the most fantastic jewelry to become the best-known
merchant of them all! Acquire precious stones to trade them for development
cards. Use development cards to acquire more gem stones. Use your gems and gold
to create the most fantastic jewelry, and appeal to the nobles to gain the
prestige you need to win.
World Without End, MayFair Games
England in the early
and middle 14th Century! Journey to Kingsbridge, England, where 200 years ago
Prior Phillip oversaw the building of the cathedral renowned as "The
Pillars of the Earth." Now farmers, wool dealers, and builders seek wealth
and prestige amidst a rivalry between the priory and merchants. As the plague
reaches town, nothing remains as it once was. World Without End is based on Ken
Follett's best-selling novel. Strive to navigate turbulent events, ensuring and
balancing your food supply, income, and prestige. Piety and loyalty remain
vital, for you must cater to the upper classes. And precious medical knowledge
is your greatest weapon against the Black Death. So, gather your power and
spirit and rise above your rivals into legend!
Takenoko Board Game, Asmodee
A long time ago at
the Japanese Imperial court, the Chinese Emperor offered a giant panda bear as
a symbol of peace to the Japanese Emperor. Since then, the Japanese Emperor has
entrusted his court members (the players) with the difficult task of caring for
the animal by tending to his bamboo garden. In Takenoko, the players will
cultivate land plots, irrigate them, and grow one of the three species of
bamboo (Green, Yellow and Pink) with the help of the Imperial gardener to
maintain this bamboo garden. They will have to bear with the immoderate hunger
of this sacred animal for the juicy and tender bamboo. The player who manages
his land plots best, growing the most bamboo while feeding the delicate
appetite of the panda, will win the game.
descriptions are from the manufacturer.