Civitas: The Government Card Game
Civitas is a card game about different forms of government. Pass laws, solidify your leadership, and rule the table in this smart, fast-paced game.
Mix-and-match the 8 included decks to rule in a:
- Minimal setup/cleanup.
- Box includes 225 Playing cards, 12 leadership cards, and simple rules.
15 Minutes to Learn
15-60 Minutes to Play
When I (Tyler) was teaching high school geography, I was dreading the unit on government. I needed something that would keep the eyes of a dozen high schoolers from glazing over. It needed to be fun, fast-paced, and hands-on, all while demonstrating important concepts from the lesson plans. Teaching government can be boring, needlessly political, and often goes right over pre-teens’ heads. This can turn kids off from voting—a far cry from encouraging them to get involved in their own government. Additionally, civics classes are often so American-centric, they venerate the republic while completely skipping over other types of government around the world!
That’s when I started working on Civitas, the government card game.
Since then, the folks who’ve played it can’t stop telling me how much their families love it! Whether they play a 5-minute round or wind up playing for hours at a time, they all say the same thing: “We love this game!”
Of course, as a parent, I’m looking for kids to have more than fun—I want them to learn too. That’s why Civitas uses a rich vocabulary that prompts questions and discussion. (We also have a glossary for each term if you’d care to browse it.) There’s also lesson plans in the works that discuss some of the terms and concepts in more detail.
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