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Meet You at the Midden

Explore Burret's Trail at the Nightengale Archeological Center in the Texas Hill Country with this printable board game! Learn about the archeology of Central Texas, and watch out for snakes and cactus spines!

Click on the link above or the picture below to to open up the game materials (you can print it from the web, or save and print it from a pdf viewer - if you need a program to open and print it, ask your parents if you can download Adobe Reader for free). You will need a pair of scissors, a dice or spinner, and playing pieces to make and play this game.

How to Play:

  • Print all four pages and cut out each of the game cards. You can tape the two board game halves together if you want.
  • Find a game piece to move along the trail (a small rock or penny works great). Use dice or a spinner to move your game piece along the trail.
  • If you land on a dart point along the trail you must draw a card and follow the instructions. If the card says to go to a place such as the river or the hut, you must go to the space on the trail that is nearest to that location.
  • The winner must roll the exact number to get on the final dart point at the Finish.

Happy Trails!