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Cuius Regio

Cuius Regio: The German Reformation

Written by Raymond Kimball

Choose - And Choose Wisely!

Students experience the competing factions at play in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Students will play roles representing different ideological and social perspectives, including the local prince (the Margrave von Brandenburg-Anspach) who will decide the religion of his/her principality.



Western Civ/History;Religion;Early Modern History;German History

16th Century, Early Modern

Themes and Issues  

Religion, Politics, Diplomacy, Reformation, Germany, Early Modern Europe

Player Interactions

 Competitive, Factional, Appeal to Authority

Chaos and Demand

This game is mildly chaotic and mildly demanding on the instructor



Microgame (what's that mean?)

Sample Class Titles

Western Civ; World History; History of Religion; History of Germany

Notable Roles

Margrave von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, Otto Von Ziegenhahn

Using the Game

Gameplay Time  
This microgame is designed to be played in one session. 

Gameplay Size

This microgame is recommended for groups of 9-16 students

This game can be used on its own, or with other games. These pairings are meant to be illustrative rather than exhaustive or prescriptive. Cuius Regio may pair well with:

There are no assignments embedded in the game. You could give a quiz or assign an essay after the game asking students to reflect on how the game unfolded


Ray Kimball

Dr. Ray Kimball is the Founder and CEO of 42 Educational Games Coaching and Design, a service that helps higher ed faculty integrate game-based learning into their classrooms. He is the co-author of Eyeball to Eyeball, 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis, and a co-editor of Teaching and Learning the West Point Way. He served for 10 years as a faculty member at the U.S. Military Academy, reaching the academic rank of Associate Professor. He holds a Doctorate of Education in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University and Masters Degrees from Stanford University.

Reacting and Related Titles

  • The Mongol Matrix Game: The Invasion of Kievan Rus

  • After Catherine: The Russian Imperial Court, 1797

  • Eyeball to Eyeball, 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis



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Constantine and the Council of Nicaea: Defining Orthodoxy and Heresy in Christianity, 325 CE

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