While looking for educational games to play with my AP Government classes this next year, I found this unique board strategy game simulating the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s.
For many decades, the rules for the Royal Game of Ur were unknown. The board and pieces were discovered in Iraq in the 1920s, but no one knew how to play. It has long been speculated that it is the predecessor of modern backgammon.
Now, thanks to deciphering a table, Irving Finkel of the British Museum thinks he has the rules. Videos below:
Miskatonic Madness is a free downloadable board game from Richard Launius, the creator of the original legendary Arkham Horror board game. This is a two player game and is very well done.
Here’s what Richard Launius says about the game:
this is an update of a very simple game I designed years ago and gave out a conventions to people who play-tested Arkham Horror and my more robust game designs. It is meant to be simple and in no way is comparable to Arkham Horror or Trail of the Brotherhood, but in it’s own right is fun and there is a strategy to playing the game. Lastly like Lovecraft stories, the magic of this game is in the imaginations of the viewers. With imagination it is a fun little game
MultiMan Publishing offers a free boardgame of the Battle of Montebello (June 9, 1800).
Wealth Manager is a free DIY card game about increasing net worth and earnings potential.