Games List - Alpha Order
1349: Plague Comes to Norwich
by Amy B. Curry with Developmental Editing by Raymond A. Kimball
How will you save Norwich from the plague?
This is a Level 2 game that is still under development but has been approved by the Reacting Editorial Board (REB) for general use. A detailed explanation of the editorial process and game levels can be found on our REB Page.
Using the Game
Class Size and Scalability
All students need a Gamebook, which includes historical context, and summaries of essential scientific articles. Members can provide the Gamebook to students for free or at cost.
Updated January 2022.
Instructor's Manual and Role Sheets
The Instructor's Manual includes guidance for assigning roles, presenting historical context, assignments, activities and discussion topics, and more.
Students also need a Role Sheet, which contains biographical information, role-specific resources or assignments, and their character's secret victory objectives.
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"I taught it in two sections of Honors history of science, and have never seen students engage so much offline. I had Slack notifications on, and followed a dozen different conversations outline schemes, buying votes, and discussing how to rebut arguments with logic. Student reflection papers reported a much better understanding of the modern pandemic from engaging with the Black Death (in particular the tension between medicine and industry!) They loved the anticipation of the death die rolls. Their biggest complaint? They wanted the game to be longer."
Reacting and Related Titles
Thank you for your interest in this game. Members can contact game authors directly.
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