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Mr. Williamson from Beaufort NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Board'em Busters

Help me give my students access to a wide range of modern strategy board games!

  • $865 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wide-ranging group of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who are getting to have a real choice in elective classes for the first time this year. Our school is small, so offering a wide range of courses has been a challenge in the past. This year students will have the option of selecting four different 9-week elective courses during the year.

I want my elective students to experience a range of modern, strategy board games!

Many of my students have never played a cooperative board game or a game with more strategy than luck. These students need the chance to experience the wealth of games available where they can have fun, at the same time as they push their thinking with challenging puzzles and strategy.

My Project

My students will be taking an elective class about modern strategy board games. Today's students are so often "plugged in" that these games will provide an opportunity for them to think, learn, laugh, and interact with their peers in ways they too seldom do currently. Students will learn to think and plan their strategy ahead, as well as experience cooperative board games which they may never have played before.

The selected games represent a wide range of multiplayer, modern, strategy board games that can be played in under 45 minutes.

Some games involve students negotiating with each other. Other games provide opportunities for planning strategy over multiple turns. In each of the selected games, luck is minimized which gives the students a great agency over the decision-making process. On top of all that, the selected games are FUN!

Mr. Williamson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hive- A Game Crawling With Possibilities • Amazon Business $24.88 3 $74.64
Carcassonne Big Box 2017 • Amazon Business $63.98 1 $63.98
Patchwork • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Ticket to Ride Express: New York City1960 • Amazon Business $18.59 2 $37.18
Onitama Board Game • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Azul Stained Glass of Sintra • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Splendor • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Century Eastern Wonders • Amazon Business $30.92 1 $30.92
Imhotep Builder of Egypt Board Game • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Reef • Amazon Business $26.43 1 $26.43
for Sale Card Game • Amazon Business $25.80 1 $25.80
Calliope Tsuro - The Game of The Path - A Family Strategy Board Game • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Plan B Games Azul Board Game Board Games • Amazon Business $23.16 1 $23.16
Red Raven Games Eight Min Empire • Amazon Business $20.87 1 $20.87
Century Spice Road Board Games • Amazon Business $19.93 1 $19.93
Santorini - Strategy-Based Board Game • Amazon Business $19.85 1 $19.85
North Star Games Wits & Wagers Family Edition - Kid Friendly Party Game and Trivia • Amazon Business $19.37 1 $19.37
Spin Master Games 5 - Minute Dungeon, Fun Card Game for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $18.61 1 $18.61
Blue Orange Games Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
Codenames: Pictures • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Hey, That's My Fish • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Coup (The Dystopian Universe) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45

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