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Gameschooling: Trekking through History

Is it really possible to learn through games? Especially deeper subjects like history? I believe it is! Find out in this post how you can do that with a new game called Trekking through History from Underdog Games.

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Family Game Night + Learning History

I don’t know about you, but our family loves games. Board games, card games, and yes, even some video games.

Of course, as a homeschool mom, I think the best games are the ones that are not only fun, but also educational. The kind of games that bring us together around the table on family game night for quality time that also encourages critical thinking skills. Before you say gameschooling isn’t a thing, I can tell you it’s definitely a thing.

It’s not easy to find a game that checks all those boxes and that’s why I’m so excited about Trekking through History from Underdog Games! It’s like the history nerd in me just shook hands with the gamer in me and said, “We can build on this!”

trekking through history game
Trekking through History board game

What is Trekking through History?

Imagine you could travel through time, witnessing some of the greatest moments in history, seeing sights around the world, meeting historical figures along the way. That’s the experience Underdog Games wants to bring to life with Trekking through History.

Trekking through History is a family-friendly strategy game that invites players to experience some of the greatest moments in human history through the power of time travel. The game features 108 remarkable events throughout history in beautiful, original artwork. It’s made for 2-4 players, ages 10 and up. Game play takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

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Our Thoughts on Trekking through History

We like games that aren’t too simple, but that also don’t drag on forever, so we were excited to give Trekking through History a try. Educational and fun? Sign me up!

We have family game night every weekend so we didn’t have to wait long after it arrived to play. I gave the instructions to my oldest daughter (20) so she could read them and explain to all of us how to play. She took over as official game rule interpreter a few years ago, which I love because I don’t need to be responsible for that job anymore. Ha! Don’t let them tell you there are no perks to having teens and older children. 😉

trekking through history

The first time we played, it took about an hour and a half because we did a lot of discussing in general and referring back to the rules. Like many games, the more you play, the easier it gets. The idea is not to finish quickly anyway, but to enjoy the process and learn more about the historical facts and time periods in the game. If you like a game that starts discussions, Trekking through History will do that!

Things to Note about Trekking through History:

  • You don’t need to know a lot about history to play this game. It’s not a trivia game. The cards and game play are the real strategy parts of the game as you move through time and around the board. You learn the facts from the cards, so be sure to slow down enough to read them and discuss them.
  • The game pieces and game board are high quality and sturdy.
  • The game board itself is like a large rectangular mouse pad and can be rolled up. It has an anti-slip surface on the back, which we thought was pretty cool.
  • If you enjoy games like Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Cataan, you will likely enjoy Trekking through History.
  • The rules are thorough and clear. We didn’t have any problem following them. Our youngest player is 13, so I believe the suggested age range of 10+ is accurate.
  • The game cards refer to BCE instead of BC. This was part of our discussion when we first began playing, so it’s something to be aware of. It’s common with secular history resources, so you’ve probably encountered that before somewhere else as we have.

Where to Find Trekking through History

Trekking Through History is currently available on Amazon. That makes it easy to get it delivered straight to your door in just a few days. I think it would make a great holiday gift, too!

If you love family games and the idea of gameschooling, I encourage you to get Trekking through History today!

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