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
Lady Alice, Hurrican / Asmodee
Lady Alice is a game
of intrigue, flair, bluffing, and mischief.
The players are the Baker Street Kids, children under the tutelage of
Sherlock Holmes who must deduce the culprit behind the kidnapping of Henry
Morton Stanley as well as the time and place the kidnapping occurred and which
object was stolen at the same time.
Love Letter, Alderac Entertainment Group
All of the eligible
young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest.
Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on
others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? Your
goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while deflecting
the letters from competing suitors.
Linkage: A DNA Card Game, Genius Games
Linkage is a
fast-paced, competitive genetics themed card game based on the process of DNA
Transcription (Creating an RNA copy of a DNA template). Each player links RNA cards side-by-side to
build their own RNA strand, attempting to copy a shared DNA Template. Players decide whether to build on their own
RNA strand, repair their RNA strand, mutate an opposing strand, or mutate the
DNA template itself. Players earn points based upon how accurately their RNA
strands match the DNA Template, and the player with the most points at the end
of the game wins!
Viceroy, Mayday Games
Viceroy is a board
game of bidding and resource management set in the fantasy universe of the
famous Russian CCG Berserk. As the players struggle for control over the world
of Laar, they recruit a variety of allies and enact various laws. These cards
allow players to develop their state's military and magical might, increase
their authority, and get precious gems they need to continue expanding their
As the game
progresses, each player builds his own power pyramid using character and law
cards. Each card has its own effect that depends on the level of the pyramid
where the card is played. These effects may give more resources, more cards, or
victory points. The player who has the most power points at the end of the game
becomes the ruler of all of Laar and the winner!
descriptions are from the manufacturer