Wow, it was amazing to see that Viking Quest is stilll around as I remember using that game during my prac in the early 00's during a unit on vikings. I hate to say though that I have not engaged in game based learning and have focused more on creative programs. Recently though I tried to use the Risk board game with a Social Studies class while we explored a unit on Alliances. It worked extremely well since I allowed them to create (and break) alliances while the game was being played. Lots of fun and opportunities for learning. I hope to find more games that could be used.
Board games are so much fun! Since all my classes are online, I don't have an opportunity to play board games with students, but I would if I could!
In fact, I don't think I'm using any games right now. I'm on a bit of a sabbatical. I found that asking students to play games always resulted in arguments, and I got all worn out from the stress. So I'm taking a break until I can forget the unpleasantness and just remember the fun.
Do your students give you grief over games? Anyone else?