A Caribbean History Board Game created by Doreen Morrison
Welcome to Freedom Trail. Freedom Trail is an experiential Caribbean history board game of fun and frustration, telling the story of the nations which used to make up the British Caribbean and its people, from enslavement to the present day.
The game is played on a 'snakes and ladders' type board, wherein you play your part in history - as a slave, trader, politician or plantation owner - and learn about the history, culture and identity of the nations, their roots in slavery, and the African, African American, Jamaican and British heroes and heroines who called it home and demanded freedom for enslaved Africans.
The board is designed to look like a treasure map - roll it out and reveal the game board!! it is child friendly (aged 8+), so you can wipe clean any spills and accidents without worry.
Each box contains approximately 176 question cards, taken from 9 categories, 8 of which can be used at any one time. The 9 categories are: Culture, Empire, Flags, Geography, People, Places, Slave Days, Windrush Generation and Ethiopian Baptists. Each category also includes 1 slavery emancipation card which can change the whole game.
Card size: 8 1/4 cm x 5 1/4 cm 1 Dice: 50 x 12 mm (approximately) 8 Pawns: 1 inch, Board size: 59 1/2 cm x 59 1/2 cm Box size: 61 cm x 9 1/2 cm Weight of box and contents: 730 grams
Education: Suitable for History Key Stage 3 (England): British Transatlantic Trade and/or the Development of the British Empire, with an in depth study of one nation - Jamaica.
Just a thought. If you want to involve more people and do more with this game, then why not make an event of it by using the question cards as quiz cards, to give yourself an educational, fun event, whether you are a hospital, school, church, club or society etc. Test your knowledge of the Freedom Trail and see who knows their Caribbean history best. Enjoy!!