Wednesday, November 4, 2015

October 2015 Games of the Week

By Margaret Duncan, Ed.D.

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.

Map It USA Geography Game, FoxMind Games
Challenge your family with knowledge about cities and landmarks in the US edition of Map It! Players take turns placing randomly drawn location cards in the correct position around a given starting point. Is New York north or south of Seattle? What about Miami? Is it to the east or the west of New York? If you're not sure, make your best guess! You'll also score points by catching errors made by confused opponents. What's more, with two levels of play, young minds and seasoned globetrotters alike can lose themselves in the fun of this great game of directions!

Moonshot The Game, Limited Edition
This board game is part of a Limited First Edition series, dedicated to the crews of Apollo I and the Challenger Space Shuttle, with a gold-colored sticker on the front of the box signed by game designer Van Overbay. "Moonshot The Game" puts you in command as you develop rockets, launch spacecraft, avoid hazards and earn mission patches in a thrilling race to be the first player to land on the Moon.  The game combines the strategy of a classic board game with the tactics of a collectible card game. 

Swing State: Presidential Election Game
Swing State is designed to be a great and realistic game of political strategy -- something interesting for older kids but a truly competitive game for adults. It centers on the Electoral College - the heart of presidential elections in the United States - and the strategies involved in winning 12 swing states. The game, like a real election, involves two players or two teams with one candidate and one campaign manager on each.

Risk - Dalek Invasion of Earth, Hasbro
EX-TER-MIN-ATE The Earth as multiple Dalek descend from the skies, seeking to destroy one another and conquer the world! Choose your side, deploy your armies and go into battle! In the Doctor Who Risk game, you can play as one of five different armies, either classic or New Dalek Paradigm as you invade Earth seeking supremacy. Only once all opposition has been wiped out can you begin the search - will you be the last Dalek army left? The Doctor will do his best to stop you, bringing peace to a different territory each turn, and if your army is not victorious by his eleventh regeneration, then the battle is over and all Daleks must retreat as the Oncoming Storm saves the Earth. With special power cards to boost your forces or destroy your plans, and special missions to defeat other invading forces, this game of Risk is an epic battle for control of the Earth...and the universe.

*All product descriptions are from the manufacturer

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