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.
Indigo features a hexagon shaped game board on which players develop gem routes to move precious stones along paths that they develop into their collection. Players can work together or separately to lay the route tiles that provide the paths they must travel on their way to exit the board with the most gems. Players can share routes and exits so that they can both benefit, but the game is won by the player who collects the most points from the gems successfully removed from the board.
Warriors of Japan, Multi-Man Productions
From 1336-1392, all of Japan was aflame with war. After the fall of a corrupt and ineffective emperor, the two great courts of Japan dueled to determine the future ruler of the country. Warriors of Japan covers the vital period following the destruction of the Kamakura shogunate and the fight to find a successor.
Tokaido: Collectors Edition, Passport Game Studios
Each player is a traveler crossing the "East sea road", one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, players will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places. At the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you'll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you'll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.
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