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Qwixx

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Qwixx is a quick-playing dice game in which everyone participates, no matter whose turn it is. Each player has a scoresheet with the numbers 2-12 in rows of red and yellow and the numbers 12-2 in rows of green and blue.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Library
Play Time: 
15 min.
Qwixx

Pentago

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An abstract strategy game for 2 players with four 3×3 grids arranged into a larger 6×6 grid. This game re-implements the well know "connect 4" with a twist: after placing a marble of his colour, the player has to twist one of the grids by 90°, so changing the board after every turn.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Play Time: 
5 min.
Pentago

Ingenious

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Designed by Reiner Knizia, Ingenious is the popular board game in which two to four players place colored tiles on a hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents’ tile placement, and protecting themselves from being blocked.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Play Time: 
30 min.
Ingenious

Stomple

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This is a strategic marble stomping game. Outwit your opponents by stomping their marbles before they stomp yours! Outmaneuver by leaving their "stomper" trapped with no escape. OUTSTOMP the competition and you win!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Play Time: 
10 min.
Stomple

Abalone

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This beautiful and functional board has room for two teams of large marbles. Players take turns pushing the marbles around the board, with the goal of pushing six of the opposing player's marbles off the board.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Play Time: 
20 min.
Abalone

Qwirkle

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While Qwirkle is as simple as matching colors and shapes, it is a game that also requires tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. The game consists of 108 wooden blocks with six different shapes in six colors.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Special Education
Play Time: 
45 min.
Qwirkle

10 Days in Africa

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You have 10 Days in Africa touring by airplane, automobile and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Africa

10 Days in Asia

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You have 10 Days in Asia touring by train, airplane, ship and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Asia

10 Days in Europe

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You have 10 Days in Europe touring by plane, ship, or on foot. Chart your course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Europe

10 Days in the USA

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You have 10 Days in the USA touring by plane, car and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in the USA

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