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Munchkin Deluxe

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Munchkin is a satirical card game based on the clichés and oddities of Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games. Each player starts at level 1 and the winner is the first player to reach level 10.

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

Splendor

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Splendor is a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points.

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

Mice and Mystics

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In Mice and Mystics players take on the roles of those still loyal to the king – but to escape the clutches of Vanestra, they have been turned into mice! Play as cunning field mice who must race through a castle now twenty times larger than before.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Library
Other
Play Time: 
120 min.
Mice and Mystics

Love Letter

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All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to take your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first?

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Other
Play Time: 
10 min.
Love Letter

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.
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

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.
Mascarade

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.
Linko!

The Resistance: Avalon

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The Resistance: Avalon pits the forces of Good and Evil in a battle to control the future of civilization. Arthur represents the future of Britain, a promise of prosperity and honor, yet hidden among his brave warriors are Mordred's unscrupulous minions.

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

7 Wonders

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You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.

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

Tsuro of the Seas

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The basic game play of Tsuro of the Seas resembles that of Tom McMurchie's Tsuro: Players each have a ship that they want to sail — that is, keep on the game board — as long as possible. Whoever stays on the board the longest wins the game.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Tsuro of the Seas

Tokaido

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In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the "East sea road", one of the most magnificent roads of Japan.

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

Sushi Go!

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In the super-fast sushi card game Sushi Go!, you are eating at a sushi restaurant and trying to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for collecting the most sushi rolls or making a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Library
Other
Play Time: 
15 min.
Sushi Go!

Smash Up

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The "shufflebuilding" game Smash Up starts with a simple premise: Take the twenty-card decks of two factions, shuffle them into a forty-card deck, then compete to smash more Bases than your opponents!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Other
Play Time: 
45 min.
Smash Up

Coconuts

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Coconuts is a dexterity game based on the "Monkey King" character from Chinese mythology.

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

Diamonds

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Diamonds is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds — not cards bearing that suit, mind you, but rather actual "Diamond Crystals" (acrylic crystals) included in the game.

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

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