Filtering by: History Games

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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →