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History Games (Play Table Top Games with Lawler and Smith)

World History and Empire

Join us as we continue to explore ideas of empire, pre-Columbian civilizations, and cross cultural exchange in our second play through of “Through the Ages,” “Teotihuacan: City of Gods,” and “Coimbra.” We’ll begin play at 5:00 p.m.. and play through as many of the games as we can until 8:00 p.m. Meet in FO2-209 “The Center for the History of Video Games and Critical Play.”

Through the Ages is a civilization building game. Each player attempts to build the best civilization through careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military. Weakness in any area can be exploited by your opponents. The game takes place throughout the ages beginning in the age of antiquity and ending in the modern age.

In Teotihuacan: City of Gods, each player commands a force of worker dice, which grow in strength with every move. On your turn, you move a worker around a modular board, always choosing one of two areas of the location tile you land on: one offering you an action (and a worker upgrade), the other providing you with a powerful bonus

Coimbra In the 15th and 16th century, Portugal is thriving under its leading role during the Age of Discovery. Nestled in the heart of Portugal, the city of Coimbra serves as a cultural center of the country. As the head of one of Coimbra's oldest houses, you seek to earn prestige by deepening relationships with nearby monasteries or funding expeditions of the era. To reach this goal, you must vie for the favors of the city's most influential citizens, even if you must offer a bit of coin or some protective detail.