Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Love History Games? We do.

Love games? We do too! Board games are both artifacts from the past and tools for engaging in the analysis of history. We play them for fun and use them as tools with students. The opportunities for enjoying history through games are numerous.

Games reflected fun and family when I was a kid. My siblings and I traversed the Oregon Trail and searched for Carmen Sandiego. With family and friends, board games and card games ruled the day. Challenges and competitions that filled the hours, tested our wits, and laid the foundations for relationships.

Today’s game makers have expanded the market to incorporate a variety of historical narratives. As a teacher and a parent I have had the chance to share the love of history a new generation with board games. From Ticket to Ride to Guillotine; we can play our way across time and space.

Gathering around a history game with friends and family is a great way to combine thinking and fun. Check out our collection of games of the week. You may find a new history game to love and share.

What would you choose to play? Did you pick your favorite type of game or time period? What is missing from our list? Let is know and play on!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

What have you been playing this Spring?

The Histocrats support the idea of incorporating board-games into your personal life as well as in the classroom. We enjoy and recommend games to others who enjoy history.  What are your favorite types of games? What have you played? What would you like to play?

 Have you been playing retro games?

Have you been playing board games?

Have you been playing dice and card games?