Minnesota School Of Music - February 2019

Family game night is a time when a family can forget about all of life’s commitments and bond over a good old-fashioned board game. But the old, tattered Monopoly box or worn-out UNO cards can leave something to be desired, and the classics might be getting a little dull. FAMILY GAME NIGHT BREAK THE MONOTONY OF OVERPLAYED BOARD GAMES!

wins when the opposing player’s king piece is illuminated. CATAN Welcome to the island of Catan! After a long voyage at sea, the people in your expedition compete against other seafarers in building settlements. Enjoy the 45–90-minute game as you and your family build roads, barter resources, and race for absolute supremacy on Catan. ONE NIGHT WEREWOLF Every night, werewolves prowl around the village, and it’s up to the villagers to find the werewolf once the sun rises — before it’s too late. Each person plays a unique role with different abilities to help find or conceal the werewolf. If the werewolf is caught, the villagers win the game, but if the werewolf manages to escape, the villagers lose. Now you can bring some exciting variety into your family game nights. Don’t miss out on these excellent tabletop games, and most importantly, have fun!

If you’re tired of playing the same board games over and over, it might be time to start looking for ways to change things up. Here are four tabletop games you might not have heard of that are perfect for spicing up family game night. MYSTERIUM Your family will love delving into this cooperative murder mystery game that is a mixture of Clue and Dixit. You can play as the ghost or as one of the mediums who enters the haunting. The ghost player gives each medium a clue or vision about a potential murderer, and the mediums have to guess which person, room, or weapon was used to murder the ghost player. After each

turn, the ghost reveals whether each of the mediums’ guesses are right or not. If all of the mediums succeed in guessing correctly by the seventh in-game hour, they work together to find the true murderer. LASER CHESS A classic game of chess is a great way to spend an evening, and it just got a little more interesting. Laser chess includes all the problem-solving skills a typical chess game offers but with a twist. At the end of each turn, a player fires a small laser beam that bounces off the mirrored chess pieces. If it hits the non-mirrored surface of a piece, that piece is taken by the player. A player


Lucy Hadsall

We are thrilled to announce that, at the beginning of this month, three MnSoM students represented our school in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Twin Cities Preliminary Piano Competition! This is the first time we’ve had students compete in such a prestigious event, and we could not be more proud of our young performers. This is a huge step in their development as musicians and a major milestone for our growing school.

Here’s a look at our stars:

• Lucy Hadsall competed in intermediate division B

Caleb Nehring

• Caleb Nehring competed in the primary division

• Maxine Pagaduan competed in intermediate A

At the time of writing, the judges’ results are not yet available, but these performers are already winners in our book! For those who don’t know, the MMTA was founded in 1901 as the state’s premier professional nonprofit educational organization and is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Through standardized testing, curriculums, and competitions, the MMTA works to foster musicians at all levels of development. We look forward to furthering our ties with this distinguished organization.

Maxine Pagaduan

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