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100 Classic Games Compendium - A Collection of Classic Family Board Games - Includes Chess, Draughts and Ludo

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Simplified for children, Monopoly Junior was a smaller version of the Parker Brothers' Monopoly. Using a smaller board and city amusements in lieu of street names and other properties, Monopoly Junior was designed to be more child-friendly. As with Monopoly, Junior came in variants that tied in with popular children's media. I mean, if you want to look at these games primarily through the lens of “school”, these particular ones are “educational” because they develop and practice skills that schools highly value. You need birds in each type of habitat to progress in the game. The more birds you have in each habitat, the more effective each turn will be (e.g. if you have 4 bird cards in the forest, your “get food” turn will yield more food than if you only have one).

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Better known as Settlers of Catan, this game designed by German designer Klaus Teuber has players create and grow their own settlements on a board. The board is made up of hexagonal tiles, with game pieces representing roads and resources up for grabs. Numerous spin-offs exist, including several video games. Election Night helps kids (and adults) understand the complicated American Electoral College system, learn U.S. Geography and practice math facts – addition and multiplication – at the same time.

Mike Carr worked on board wargame Fight in the Skies after viewing the movie "The Blue Max." Based on World War I air combat, players use a grid and cardboard counters to simulate the movement and battle of airplanes. Even to this day, Fight in the Skies is featured on the schedule of Gen Con, a tabletop game convention held every year since 1968. The board is a calendar, and most days, something happens when you land on it – you get bills in the mail, surprise birthday money, an investment opportunity, or the lottery to play (or not to play), etc. The main skill required in this game is strategy, deciding which number(s) to cross off on your scoring sheet, and in which color, to give you the best chance of getting the most “X’s”.

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You need to chose carefully because once you cross off a number, you can no longer cross off numbers to the left of your furthest right “X” in that color row. That also means you can no longer earn points from those numbers. Based on Tactics II from production company Avalon Hill Games, Gettysburg is a re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg from the American Civil War. Like Tactics II, Gettysburg utilizes a combat results table while differing from that game by giving each unit a directional orientation. Dungeons & Dragons creators Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson would later take inspiration from wargames like Gettysburg. This is another game we choose not play traditionally. In fact, we often just use the disc-changer and play informally, not counting the score.There is no board game module offered in the program, but I made one in a matter of minutes by simply using Data Crow's module wizard. Then I imported all my board game data into the module via a .csv file.

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Players roll the dice and make their way to various rooms, where they make an accusation: “Miss Scarlett, with the wrench, in the Ballroom.” The game rules are the same as regular sequence, but the board is populated with states, and the cards in your hand are the matching capitols. The cards have the state picture, so you could play even with children who can’t read yet. It's a rather simple program, and like several others on this list, it is primarily designed for videogames. But it has a decent data import feature and you can use a BGG .csv file to create a board game database in the program. You'll have to provide your own box covers, though, unless you have a database already created in GCstar, Collectorz, or Sisimizi that has .jpg images of your games. Then you can point GameList at the right image file and it'll show your game picture.Pros: Portable game database runs off a flash drive; nice graphical look; module system allows for a lot of customization for games, books, movies, and anything else you collect. You can play the addition side or the multiplication side (uses 2 different 12-sided dice). Unfortunately the multiplication side was too complicated for us to enjoy playing the game. I really wanted it to work because theoretically, it would have been a great way to practice multiplication tables, but the system was too complex for my kids (ages 7-11).

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