If your class is anything like mine, you have some kids who not only fly through their work, but get everything correct. I used this project as an extra activity for them to work on when they got done with their work.
You could also use it as a whole class project - but beware - it is a pretty in-depth project.
The idea is that the kids need to make a board game about a certain region of the United States. First, they have to research the region. Then, they have to research board games so that they get a good idea of how they want their game to work.
My favorite part though is the written directions. I think it is a great way for the kiddos to explore informative writing even further than what we get to in class.
Preview the project. If there's anything you need changed, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate to your needs!