Saturday, January 23, 2016

December 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.

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 next tycoon!

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!

*All product descriptions are from the manufacturer

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