World's Fair 1893

World’s Fair 1893

Board Game
2-4 Players
About 45 Minutes
Grade 4 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

In addition to covering a prominent moment in history near the turn of the century, World’s Fair 1893 is a simple area control game that moves along quickly. The game features beautiful artwork from Beth Sobel, and each exhibit card includes flavor text to draw you deeper into the game. Heck, you kids can get an education from this game by only reading the description on each card! One of the unique skills present in World’s Fair 1893 is time management. By selecting Midway tickets, players can directly impact the length of the game. Sometimes you’ll want to speed it along, and other times you’ll be desperate to squeeze out every possible turn. All in all, World’s Fair 1893 has all of the hallmarks we look for in a recommended game, plus more subject material than most!

Game Overview

The World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago was a spectacular international exhibition that showcased many great achievements in science, technology, culture, and entertainment. In the Mensa Select Award-winning World's Fair 1893, you can travel back in time and assume the role of the event organizers. You will compete against other players to gain influence and obtain the grandest exhibits to be displayed at the fair.

  • Competition Competition
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Resilience Resilience
    Teaches players how to quickly recover from and cope with difficulties.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
  • Time Management Time Management
    Improves a player’s ability to organize and plan how long they spend on specific activities.
Game Details
  • Type: Light Hobby Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): J. Alex Kevern
  • Published: 2016
  • Game Length: About 45 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
  • 2016 - Mensa Select Winner
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