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American West Bandits - Subject-Builder

The American West is a time of romanticized in films and media. It was also a time with few job prospects for many, and train robbing was a way of life. The board game Colt Express© brings programming and second and third order consequences to gameplay in a practical and accessible manner. This Subject Builder aims to bring the context to the game by introducing gamers to a real life train robber in Butch Cassidy, revered lawman, Wyatt Earp, and the construction of the First Trans-Continental Railroad.

** Works best when implemented with the board game Colt Express©.

Skills & Subjects

Students will discover the following Skills and Subjects while completing this Game Schooler product.

    • American History American History
    • Geography Geography
    Required Game

    Note: This Game Schooler product requires the following game to fully implement

    Colt Express

    It's 1899 and the Union Pacific Express is headed north to deliver its payroll and forty-seven passengers. Suddenly the train is attacked by a host of thieving bandits! Colt Express invites you and your friends to become outlaws in the chaotic process of robbing a detailed, three-dimensional train. Each turn, players plan ahead and play Action cards to steal loot, shoot their opponents, move around the train, and elude the marshal's bullets. Will the outlaws keep their cool or will the marshal save the day and prevent the robbery? The only thing that matters is which outlaw is the richest when the train pulls into the station.

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    This product is compatible with Colt Express by Ludonaute/Asmodee. This is NOT an Official Ludonaute/Asmodee product/project. This is a non-licensed product and all trademarks and copyrights are properties of their respective owners.
    Additional Details
    • Age:Grades 5 and Up
    • Format:PDF
    • # of Pages:12
    Table of Contents
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction
    • Overview
    • Key Objectives
    • Instructional Design
    • Implementation
    • Butch Cassidy
    • The First-Transcontinental Railroad
    • Wyatt Earp
    • Quiz
    • Gameplay Guide
    • Credits