Many Americans assume that the American Revolution was fought between the united forces of the freedom-loving colonies against invading hordes of foreign soldiers from Europe. But in truth, the war itself was much more complex. Americans fought for both king and country during the war, siding with their adoptive homes in the colonies or with their ancestral homes in Britain depending on how they felt about the war.
This group-based strategy game takes place during the course of the American Revolution. Students are divided up into two factions; Patriots and Loyalists, and then subdivided into the different colonies. As residents of the colonies, they will try to build support for their side by scoring points. How they score points is ultimately up to the teacher, making this game something that can compliment any curriculum that already exists. It can also be used as a stand-alone study game by utilizing the included quizzes, each of which challenge students’ knowledge of the American Revolution, its leaders, and it’s important in American History.
While students do their best to generate support in their own colonies, they must also think long-term about how best to win the game. Groups of students will take turns commanding the military of their faction and using the generated resources effectively to do things like supply armies, seek assistance for foreign countries, and court the favor of Native American tribes.
This game is a great addition to your study of the American Revolution and an excellent way to develop 21st century skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and planning. I’ve used it for about four years already and its always a hit with students of all learning levels.
Comes with everything you need to play;
- Detailed Official Rulebook
- Game Map (also includes huge wall-sized printable poster!)
- Printable game components like turn sheets, teacher references, and other game components.
- 10 quizzes (with answer key) all about the causes and course of the American Revolution!
AND all our games and sims come with support by email during your first deployment!