Way before friendships were ruined over a game of Monopoly or Uno, someone had the idea to make these games. If you have ever wondered where your favorite board games come from, then this is the class for you! During this class, we will explore the origins of board games and what the makers of them were hoping to convey with them. The class will allow students to first play the game, then learn about its origins and message. After that, we will play the game again and try to explore the ways that our feelings/views of the games have changed. Students will be expected to keep a journal, participate in gameplay and be willing to engage in discussions about the game's history and play.