This is an original game that splits the class into 5 European countries and has them compete for 20 colonies around the globe. Each colony has a secret value based on resources, ease of conquest, and strategic location. The values range from 1-20 points. Students research the possible benefits and costs of each colony before the game begins. This is one of my student's favorite lessons of the year and would work well with a middle school class or high school. It takes approximately 4 hours to complete.