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
Saboteur, Z-Man Games
You and your Dwarven
brethren dig for gold in the depths of a mine. Suddenly, a pick-axe breaks and
the light from the lantern goes out. The saboteur has struck again - but which
of your fellow players is a saboteur? Discover the traitor in your midst while
questing for gold in this path-laying card game for 3-10 suspicious dwarves.
Age Of War, Fantasy Flight Games
Can you unite the
clans amidst the tumult of war? Age of War is a fast-paced dice game for two to
six players by world renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. You and your fellow
players assume the roles of daimyos competing to unite the warring clans of
feudal Japan and assume control of the nation. The daimyo with the most support
at the game's end is the victor!
Metro, Rio Grande Games
The eve of the 1900
World’s Fair is approaching, and excavations are taking place across the city.
Bizarre-looking scaffolds arise everywhere. Tunnels are built in the streets to
later be covered with earth. Take part in the construction of the Paris Metro.
Each player works to complete a set of lines across Paris and scores points
based on the length of the lines, after all, we want to show the tourists as
much of our fine city as possible. When you complete your lines, you tally your
points and the player with the most points when the fair opens, is the winner.
Professor Pugnacious Portfolio of Perils, Pugilism, &
Perfidy, Sixpence Games
You are one of
Professor Pugnacious' prize pupils, a precocious prodigy of a Victorian adventurer.
You must train yourself and acquire incredible Steampunk gadgetry to defeat the
hordes of Gothic horrors that infest the Earth, and to foil your rivals in the
process! Each player has
access to only a portion of the pool of cards that can be purchased, which
changes each turn and can be affected by played cards. Players attempt to gain
enough Fight to defeat Enemies, as well as Failure to cause their rival players
to lose their combats, and Skill to acquire more cards and disable traps. The
game ends with the defeat of the Finale, a difficult and rewarding opponent.
descriptions are from the manufacturer