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
Salem: A Card Game of Deception, Facade Games
Accuse and defend
your fellow townsfolk as you hunt down the witches of Salem. Act fast, before
conspiracy turns you against your own. Before long, accusations will be flying,
and screams of "She's a WITCH!" will wake the neighbors. Will you be
the hero who purges your town of witches, or will you be wrongly accused and
hung for witchcraft? Or perhaps you will be a witch yourself, escape
conviction, and bring Salem to the ground.
Black Gold, Fantasy Flight Games
The year is 1922, and
there’s wealth to be claimed deep within the soil. Prepare to head West to
survey the Permian Basin in a race to become the wealthiest son of a gun in
Texas! Black Gold is a game of drilling and discovery for 2-5 prospectors, in
which you’ll try to gain more wealth than your fellow competitors by exploring
the terrain for oil wells, surveying the possible sites, and building derricks.
You’ll earn the most money if you can transport your oil to one of three
companies and win the right to sell at auction. Meanwhile, a ruthless Oil Baron
draws ever closer, his train counting down the rounds of the game’s thrilling
ride. Race against your opponents to earn the most wealth before he reaches his
last track. Outbid, out-bluff, and out-strategize your opponents to become the
Letters to Santa, AEG
If you want all of
your Christmas wishes brought by the big guy, you'll need to make sure your
letter makes it to him. The closer you
get the letter to Santa, the more likely you are to win! But watch out for the wily Krampus, out to
dash your yuletide dreams! Letters to Santa is a Christmas edition of the award
winning Love Letter.
Samurai Sword, Da Vinci
In the land of the
Rising Sun, faithful Samurai protect the Shogun. Now, a lone Ronin is plotting
his revenge. Will you honor the way of the warrior? Put down your Colts and
take up your katanas in Samurai Sword, the latest addition to the Bang! family
of card games!
descriptions are from the manufacturer