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Linko!

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In Linko! (a.k.a. Abluxxen), you take turns playing number cards, and the more cards of the same number you play, the better as cards score points at the end of the game. If someone else plays the same amount of cards with a higher number, however, your cards get nicked!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Other
Play Time: 
25 min.

Mascarade

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Players in Mascarade start with six coins and a randomly dealt character card. Characters stay face up just long enough for players to more or less memorize them, then are turned face down.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.

Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

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Survive is a cutthroat game where players seek to evacuate their pieces from an island that is breaking up, while remembering where their highest-valued pieces are located to maximize their score.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Other
Play Time: 
60 min.

Piece o Cake

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Everyone knows the cake rules: one person cuts,the other chooses. In this way, one makes the slices as equal as possible so that one does not end up with the short end.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
20 min.

Prime Climb

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Prime Climb is a new board game that uses arithmetic to open a beautiful world of possibility. Players race to be the first to get to the center of the board while avoiding getting knocked back to the start by other players.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Math
Play Time: 
45 min.

Hanabi

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Hanabi — named for the Japanese word for "fireworks" — is a cooperative game in which players try to create the perfect fireworks show by placing the cards on the table in the right order. (In Japanese, hanabi is written as 花火; these are the ideograms flower and fire, respectively.)

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Science
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
25 min.

Cardline: Globetrotter

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Players of Cardline: Globetrotter want to rid themselves of cards as quickly as they can, with the first player to have an empty hand winning the game.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
15 min.

Cardline: Animals

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Cardline: Animals is a card game played with approximately 100 cards. Both sides of each card depict an animal, its name, and its class (amphibian, mammal, etc.), while its average length, weight, and lifespan are printed on only one side of the card.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
15 min.

Timeline: American History

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In Timeline: American History, players have hands of cards and take turns attempting to place the cards correctly into the growing timeline. Easy at first, but rapidly growing more difficult, Timeline: American History tests your knowledge and helps you learn the history of the nation.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
15 min.

Timeline: Americana

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Timeline: Americana takes the players through a historical tour of the popular history of the country. Each player has a hand of cards, and they take turns trying to place those cards correctly into the growing timeline. Guess correctly to get rid of all your cards and win!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
15 min.

Timeline: Music & Cinema

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Timeline: Music & Cinema is a card game played using 110 cards. Each card depicts a historical event on both sides, with the year in which that event occurred on only one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Social Studies
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
15 min.

Concept

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In Concept, your goal is to guess words through the association of icons. A team of two players – neighbors at the table – choose a word or phrase that the other players need to guess. Acting together, this team places pieces judiciously on the available icons on the game board.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
40 min.

Robot Turtles

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Robot Turtles is a board game for kids ages 3-8. Kids won't know it, but while they're playing, they're learning the fundamentals of programming.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
15 min.

Can't Stop

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In this Sid Sackson classic, players must press their luck with dice and choose combinations tactically to close out three columns.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Play Time: 
25 min.

Mystery Garden

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One player takes a card on which a picture is displayed which is also on the game board. The next player may ask one question which can only be answered with yes or no. In clockwise order the next player may ask a question and so on...

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
ELA
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.

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