At The Classical Historian, we have two games: Memory Games and Go Fish Games. The Memory Games are aimed at kids ages 5-10, teach memorization skills and names of places, people, and events. The Go Fish Games are aimed at kids ages 8-18 and teach more complicated skills, such as association, history facts, and chronology. Each of our history Go Fish Games has a corresponding book that teaches the history of each of the images. When kids play the game, the parent or instructor uses the book to teach the history of each of the images as part of the game. Customers can buy the game without the book, or the game with the book.
US Presidents Go Fish Game
This is an outstanding educational game that teaches facts about the first 44 Presidents of the United States of America. Children play either "Go Fish" by trying to find all four Presidents of the same category, or, they play "Collect the Cards" where players try to guess the President based on the hints of the card. The game comes with a booklet, that teaches everything you need to know about each President with a succinct and clearly written paragraph.
Read Ann Hibbard's review of the Ancient History Memory Game from
Home Educating Family Association:
Anything related to history sparks excitement around our household. If something as simple as a good book excites us, you can imagine how much we enjoy a fun history game. Our current delight is the Ancient History Memory Game from The Classical Historian. The Ancient History Memory Game contains thirty-two pairs of matching cards with full color pictures of various people, sites, and symbols from ancient history. The high-quality pictures vary in style from drawings and sketchings to photographs and copies of works of art depicting historical scenes. All of the cards fit into one of four location categories related to ancient history: The Fertile Crescent, Greece, Rome, and the Far East. Four additional pairs of cards list these categories so older players can enjoy an “Ancient History Categories” game of sorting the cards into categories.
We love the Ancient History Memory Game for several reasons:
Linda Hobar, Author of
Mystery of History series
... I am a sucker for games and I found some that I think are extraordinary...Generaly there are four new games. Two for Ancient History and two for Medieval Times. They are patterned after the vintage games of Concentration and Go Fish. I like these for the artistry, the simplicity and familiarity of the games, the historical value and perspective, and the reasonable price. Students using my series will easily identify most of Mr. De Gree's illustrated objects and places like Stonehenge, King Tut's golden mask, the Great Wall of China, and a Roman aqueduct. The "cards" for the Concentration/Memory Game are actually thick cardboard tiles, which are durable and easier for little ones to manipulate. The Go Fish card set gives you other game ideas that will be fun for all ages.
I could go on and on, because like I said, I'm a sucker for games and it's not easy to find quality ones for world history that even younger students can enjoy. I think the Classical Historian has done a great job. You may want to spice up your studies now, or save these for Christmas. Either way, I think they're great for review and the pure pleasure of having fun.
Classical Historian Go Fish Games Video
Classical Historian Memory Games