View Full Version : Games for history/geography? (not online)

03-31-2010, 01:20 PM
Can anyone recommend a game or two (board game type) for learning history or geography?
I am looking for something a little more fun to add with what we will be doing next year.
(Ancient civilizations)

I plan to buy some of the Dover coloring books and paper dolls, but am looking for something more.

03-31-2010, 01:30 PM
We love the Professor Noggin card games (http://www.professornoggin.com/index.shtml). You can sometimes find it used. I found that Rainbow Resource (http://www.rainbowresource.com/search.php?sid=1270052900-2082187)has the best prices on them (new).

Also, I know you said "not online" and this one isn't online but it IS a computer game... Noah loooooves Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (http://www.microsoft.com/Games/age2/). He plays it for hours.

03-31-2010, 01:51 PM
I hadn't heard of Professor Noggin card games. I am amazed at the variety of them. Thank you for the suggestion!

With games such as these, I won't have to have a written test for everything, and my (reluctant?) husband can see that Sandra is learning at home.

I will look into the Age of Empires next.

03-31-2010, 06:02 PM
We have Zeus on the Loose. (http://www.amazon.com/Gamewright-233-Zeus-the-Loose/dp/B000GKD470/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1270069331&sr=8-1) You don't learn much about the gods. You do addition in the game and there are god/goddess cards that do different things (Poseidon: Subtract 10 from Mt. Olympus. Steal Zeus. (I know that doesn't mean much without the rest of the instructions.)). So, though you don't learn about ancient religion much, there is learning (something) involved and it might just add to the ancient civilizations mood.

03-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Zeus on the Loose looks like a fun game. The mental math can't hurt either.

Would it be wrong of me to buy all educational type games for my daughter for her birthday and Christmas? :D

03-31-2010, 10:36 PM
Why would it be wrong? Those things are fun! (just don't say the word "educational" in front of her!)