Board Games for History Buffs
Board Games for History Buffs

Travel Back in Time

History buffs, rejoice! This board game bundle lets you and your friends travel to three important moments in time. First stop: London on September 2, 1666, when a simple act of negligence by the king’s baker sets the entire city ablaze. Next: 17th-century New Amsterdam, where you play a wealthy patron out to claim land, engage in trade, and compete in elections. And finally: Grab your horse, your pack, and your whiskey—because the gold fever is ragin’ in the Yukon. Join the Klondike stampede of the late 1800s as a miner willing to risk it all to strike it rich.

Note: This drops includes three board games: The Great Fire of London 1666, New Amsterdam, and Lost Valley. Shipping for this drop is limited to US addresses. 

Board Games for History Buffs

The Great Fire of London 1666

In this game, Thomas Farriner, the baker to the king, has forgotten to put out the hearth fire in his shop. This creates a towering, lethal inferno that will eventually destroy 13,000 houses and leave nearly 90 percent of London’s population destitute and homeless. You’re not simply a bystander to this tragedy; the city’s future is in your hands. As an influential property owner, lead trained bands of militia to fight the fire, and decide which districts to sacrifice and which to protect. Who will be the hero when the ashes settle?

Board Games for History Buffs
Board Games for History Buffs

New Amsterdam

The Dutch West Indies Company founded New Amsterdam to encourage the lucrative trade of beaver pelt with Native American hunters local to the Hudson River. To encourage European patrons to populate the colony, the Company granted them both land and indentured servants, and created a new feudal system not unlike that seen in Europe. In this game, the players are those patrons, and they must bid to determine who will successfully build businesses, ship furs to the Old World, and more.

Board Games for History Buffs
Board Games for History Buffs

Lost Valley

When a Seattle newspaper announced the discovery of great stores of gold in the Klondike, it prompted an exodus of would-be prospectors dreaming of a better life and the chance to escape the toil caused by the financial recessions of the 1890s. In this game, players must endure the grueling journey north, complete with severe weather and ever-dwindling resources. Search the mountains for gold veins, the forests for timber, and the rivers for fishing spots. Because the map is different every time you play, you’ll never know what’s around the corner.

Board Games for History Buffs
Board Games for History Buffs
Board Games for History Buffs

Specs

The Great Fire of London 1666

  • Designed by Richard Denning
  • Artwork by Andreas Resch
  • Players: 3 – 6
  • Playing time: 80 – 120 min
  • Recommended for ages 12 and up

New Amsterdam

  • Designed by Jeffrey D. Allers
  • Artwork by Josh Cappel
  • Players: 2 – 5
  • Playing time: 90 min
  • Recommended for ages 12 and up

Lost Valley

  • Designed by Tobias Goslar and Roland Goslar
  • Artwork by Harald Lieske and Felix Scheinberger
  • Players: 3 – 4
  • Playing time: 60 min
  • Recommended for ages 10 and up

Included

  • The Great Fire of London 1666
  • New Amsterdam
  • Lost Valley

Shipping

Domestic orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is May 23, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.