Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

History Games (Playing History Board Games with Lawler and Smith)

White Flight and the Urban Suburban Divide

In our final themed game series we’ll explore issues of white flight and urban/suburban development as it’s represented in board games. We’ll start with “Welcome To,” where players compete to build the perfect suburb. Then move on to “Welcome to Centerville,” a game that engages players in city management and finally we’ll sit down to play “Urban Sprawl,” where players work at urban management and growth without destroying their cities. Will you create a vibrant metropolis or will your city crumble into obscurity while residents flee to the suburb?

We meet at 5:00 p.m. in FO2-209. In order to move things along we ask that you consult a play through video for these games on youtube and familiarize yourself with game play. We’ll explain the rules but it’s helpful if everyone has some knowledge of the games.

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Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

History Games (Playing History Board Games with Lawler and Smith)

White Flight and the Urban Suburban Divide

In our final themed game series we’ll explore issues of white flight and urban/suburban development as it’s represented in board games. We’ll start with “Welcome To,” where players compete to build the perfect suburb. Then move on to “Welcome to Centerville,” a game that engages players in city management and finally we’ll sit down to play “Urban Sprawl,” where players work at urban management and growth without destroying their cities. Will you create a vibrant metropolis or will your city crumble into obscurity while residents flee to the suburb?

We meet at 5:00 p.m. in FO2-209. In order to move things along we ask that you consult a play through video for these games on youtube and familiarize yourself with game play. We’ll explain the rules but it’s helpful if everyone has some knowledge of the games.

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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

History Games (Playing History Board Games with Lawler and Smith)

Frontiers and the American West

Join us as we continue to explore the mythic American west as represented by boardgames! We’ll start the evening with a simple Spaghetti Western style shoot’em up called “Bang!” Where players assume the roles of outlaw, renegade, deputy, or sheriff in oder to tame or maintain the “Wild West.” Things will get more serious as we play “Northern Pacific” where players compete and invest in the Railroad as it brings “civilization” and “eastern elites” to spoil the West. If railroads are not your thing sit down and enjoy “Western Legends” or “Chaparral” where you’ll compete for infamy in the west either as a historic outlaw or in competition with other players to grow your ranch or mine on the frontier.

We meet at 5:00 p.m. in FO2-209. In order to move things along we ask that you consult a play through video for these games on youtube and familiarize yourself with game play. We’ll explain the rules but it’s helpful if everyone has some knowledge of the games.

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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

History Games (Playing History Board Games with Lawler and Smith)

Frontiers and the American West

Join us on the eve of Red Dead Redemption II’s release as we explore the mythic American west as represented by boardgames! We’ll start the evening with a simple Spaghetti Western style shoot’em up called “Bang!” Where players assume the roles of outlaw, renegade, deputy, or sheriff in oder to tame or maintain the “Wild West.” Things will get more serious as we play “Northern Pacific” where players compete and invest in the Railroad as it brings “civilization” and “eastern elites” to spoil the West. If railroads are not your thing sit down and enjoy “Western Legends” or “Chaparral” where you’ll compete for infamy in the west either as a historic outlaw or in competition with other players to grow your ranch or mine on the frontier.

We meet at 5:00 p.m. in FO2-209. In order to move things along we ask that you consult a play through video for these games on youtube and familiarize yourself with game play. We’ll explain the rules but it’s helpful if everyone has some knowledge of the games.

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Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

History Games (Play History Board Games with Smith and Lawler)

Nationalism and Colonialism in Boardgames Continued…

Please note the DATE CHANGE. We’ll convene on October 2nd. Join us again to play “The Grizzled” a World War I trench co-op game where players work together to survive the trenches of the Western Front. We’ll also play “Princes of Florence,” a game where players assume the roles of Florentine Princes in the Renaissance and compete with each other to design their own villas and encourage artists to create great works of prestige. If flouncing through Florence is not your thing, how about taking on the role of one America’s “Founding Fathers” in a game that casts players as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention where you compete for the most influence on the outcome of the new Constitution and try to get Washington to bend your way.

We meet at 5:00 p.m. in FO2-209. In order to move things along we ask that you consult a play through video for these games on youtube and familiarize yourself with game play. We’ll explain the rules but it’s helpful if everyone has some knowledge of the games.

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Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

History Games (Playing History Board Games with Lawler and Smith)

Nationalism and Colonialism in Boardgames

Join us to play “The Grizzled” a World War I trench co-op game where players work together to survive the trenches of the Western Front. We’ll also play “Princes of Florence,” a game where players assume the roles of Florentine Princes in the Renaissance and compete with each other to design their own villas and encourage artists to create great works of prestige. If flouncing through Florence is not your thing, how about taking on the role of one America’s “Founding Fathers” in a game that casts players as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention where you compete for the most influence on the outcome of the new Constitution and try to get Washington to bend your way.

We meet at 5:00 p.m. in FO2-209. In order to move things along we ask that you consult a play through video for these games on youtube and familiarize yourself with game play. We’ll explain the rules but it’s helpful if everyone has some knowledge of the games.

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Apr
17
3:30 PM15:30

History Games Club: Critical Play Discussion (FO2-Conference Room)

Join Us for a Critical Play & Discussion

We will continue our gameplay of Great Western Trail and Saloon Tycoon and have a conversation about how history is presented in both games and how effective games are as tools for understanding the history of the American West and expansion in the 19th century. 

All meetings held at the History Department Conference room and begin promptly at 3:30 p.m

 

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Mar
20
3:30 PM15:30

History Games Club: Critical Play Discussion (FO2-Conference Room)

Join us for a Critical Play Discussion

We will follow up our gameplay of Freedom: The Underground Railroad and Divided Republic with a conversation about how history is presented in both games and how effective games are as tools for understanding the Ante-Bellum and Civil War. 

All meetings held at the History Department Conference room and begin promptly at 3:30 p.m

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Mar
13
3:30 PM15:30

History Games Club: Second Game Night (FO2-Conference Room)

Join us for our Second Game Night

We will be playing: 

Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Divided Republic

All meetings held at the History Department Conference room and begin promptly at 3:30 p.m Each game will be followed by a critical discussion of the history presented in the games and how history is interpreted through this medium. 

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Feb
20
3:30 PM15:30

History Games Club: Bonus Game Day (FO2-Conference Room)

We're going to play Rebellion: 1775 again. Last week we were cut short. Join us if you want to relive the early battles of the American Revolution. 

Also, we have moved the sessions to the Conference Room in the History Department (Fo2). The Nugget, while allowing for some eats and beverages, was just too noisy and not so conducive to gameplay. We can decide on our own musical choices. Feel free to bring food and some drink, but be ready to share.

Learn to Play Rebellion: 1775:

Play Through Video

Rule Book (pdf)

Video Review

Description

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Feb
13
3:30 PM15:30

History Games Club: First Game Night (FO2-Conference Room)

Join us for our first gaming night!

We'll be playing:

1775: Rebellion

Discoveries: The Lewis and Clark Journals

All meetings held at the History Department Conference room and begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. Each game will be followed by a critical discussion of the history presented in the games and how history is interpreted through this medium. 

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