From: Oslo, Norway
That sounds like a great initiative, best of luck to you!
I think it best not to overwhelm them with massively complex stuff like the huge board games where you have to read a huge manual to even make a move, or stuff like D21 with tons of stuff to manage. I'm not even sure TOAW4 would be a good introduction with its complex mechanics and (let's be honest here) quirky interface.
Of course, don't know the age group here, but probably best to keep the games as abstract as possible at the outset at least. After all, this is in a library so wouldn't want to be accused of "glorifying war" or similar
One I'm immediately thinking of is Unity of Command 2:
I've been playing it lately, it's easy to get into and learn the basics, but mastering the different scenarios and managing a good score is a whole different matter. Some of the smaller scenes are more like puzzles, and there are some big ones where movement and planning ahead is crucial, especially thinking about supply. Scenarios are Sicily, lots of Italian and Normandy scenarios into the Bulge. Usually short scenarios, 10-15 turns max and a single game could be finished in less than an hour. So good scope for retrying with different plans and so on.
I understand Panzer Corps 2 will be out in a couple of weeks as well, and available on GOG which would allow you to install it on several machines (if you have), without any hassle with registrations and so on and not worry about breaking any laws.
Maybe even go with stuff like the US Civil War or similar games for learning about history as well.
< Message edited by Shadrach -- 3/7/2020 10:53:01 PM >
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