My kids could not wait for Civitas to reach the warehouse at Bright Ideas Press! (Coupon at end of this post)
They have been playing beta versions for the last year and they were ready for the final version to arrive. They have been playing everyday since they unwrapped their box.
What is Civitas?
- A card game to learn about different government forms.
- Deck of 225 playing cards and 12 leadership cards
- 8 Different kinds of government cards
- Geared toward the 10 and up age group
My kids love props for playing games so they chosen different hats to represent the different governments. The leader of the current government in play now wears the chosen hat for that form of government.
Hats for Civitas:
- Democracy: First Citizen wears a laurel leaf hat.
- Monarchy: The king or queen wears a crown.
- Communism: The Chairman has a fur hat with ear flaps.
- Theocracy: The Chief Cleric has a papal tiara or mitre.
- Plutocracy: The CEO has a money hat or a hat with money stuck to it.
- Military: Military General wears a camouflage hat or general hat.
- Anarchy: The Anarchist refuses to wear any hat.
- Republic: The president has a top hat.
Your students can research which hats or props they would use after playing a few rounds of Civitas.
Civitas: Create Your Own Government
Yes blank cards are included in the deck. Currently my youngest is working on developing his own government based on what he has learned playing Civitas.
Using the cards from the deck as an example he is designing law cards, event cards and leadership cards.
I can not wait to see what he comes up with!
If you think your kids would enjoy learning I have a coupon code for you to use.
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