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Jeff Schultz
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Hey fellow gamers,

I am finishing my education degree and I am always looking for games that I could take into the classroom. I love to have games in the classroom that have some kind of educational part to it or promotes something like critical thinking.

I would love to hear any of your suggestions including grade level that the game would be appropriate for. I am planning to teach elementary and hoping also to start a game club at the school.

Thanks all,

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Kent Reuber
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Check the Boardgame News web site. http://www.boardgamenews.com/

Do a search for "classroom", and you'll find some articles by Tom Vasal and others who are both teachers and boardgamers.
 
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Gerald McDaniel
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About 30 minutes ago, I taught my 8-year-old grandson how to play Cartagena. After playing one game with cards face-up, so he could learn the game, we played a second game with cards in hand. When he managed to get all six of his pirates on the escape boat, I had only one there and the other five were a ways back from the boat. In other words, this is a game that can be easily learned by elementary-age kids, quickly, and it plays quickly. It does require or encourage some critical thinking and short-range planning. I would highly recommend it, and I learned to play it free online, before I bought the game: http://www.youplay.it
 
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Wayne Moulton Jr.
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I have a couple of good ones that I use in a classroom type environment that I will message you with, need to compile a list.

One that pops into my head because I just got done playing it 5 times is Funny Bunny
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/8964

Almost anything from the publisher Ravensburger is GREAT for that age range I have found.

There are also some good geek lists about elementary aged games and gaming with children. Be sure to check them out.

It will be interesting to see what comes of this.

Welcome to the geek, and if you have any questions, you can feel free to PM me and I will answer them to the best of my abilities.



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