Industrial Revolution put it on its feet - help me help my son!
Roger Fawcett
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No, it's not an Electric Light Orchestra themed geeklist. Nor is about that great city of Birmingham (West Midlands UK or Alabama). Sorry if you don't get the allusion.

This is about history and in particular the Industrial Revolution. My son's history period this year at school is 1750-1900. I would like to help him get some of the ideas through games. He loves playing anyway, but this list might steer me towards some games that neither he nor I have played.

I've kicked it off with a couple that fit the bill - games which have an industiral revolution theme or feel, perhaps mimicing some aspect of the period or using the developments of the era.

Thanks for your help.
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1. Board Game: Tinners' Trail [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:469]
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Ideal game for this theme of tin mining during the industrial revolution era in Cornwall.
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2. Board Game: Age of Industry [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:472]
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A great development game using coal, iron, cotton, etc straight from the 19th century. No surprise that it is Martin Wallace, (as is Tinner's Trail) a history teacher and great game designer.
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Not got this one but it looks like a fairly classic 'rail' game, albeit with ditches full of water. Canals were the motorways of the industrial age and so this fits, although won't be quite as educational as the first two perhaps.
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This card game deals with the rebuilding of London after the great fire in 1666, and goes up until 1900. The game shows the progression through the industrial revolution as the east India trade company is replaced with factories and the omnibus makes way for the underground.

This game also deals with the issue of poverty (abstractly). With progress during the industrial revolution comes poverty, and players in this game need to find ways to lower their poverty level and increase the quality of life for those in the city.

Like several mentioned, this is a Martin Wallace game.
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