Better than Monopoly
Better than Monopoly

OK, OK. It’s not a computer thing. This is a simple board game, one you play at the dinner table after dinner. Did you know Germans are real big fans of board games, instead of TV?

10 Days in the USA is a simple geography game that takes about 45 minutes the first time you play it, but after 2 or 3 tries, you can do it on about 20 minutes. The goal is to set up a travel schedule for a 10-day trip in the USA.

The gameplay is very simple, you play with cards that you replace each turn you get. The first to set up a trip with no gaps in it is the winner.

This is great for student to read the instructions (which are very simple), and sometimes check each other (no real negotiation necessary), and it really helps with the geography of the US.

If you want to give the students a great little electronic (computer based) geography lesson, try Statetris (that’s Tetris with US states…Japan version too.)