Games List - Alpha Order
Greenwich Village has been revised. Please double check your materials to ensure they're suitable for use in the edition that you're using.
A New Century, A New America?
This game takes students to the beginning of the modern era when urbanization, industrialization, and massive waves of immigration were transforming the U.S. way of life. Suffragists are taking to the streets demanding the vote. What, they ask, is women’s place in society? Are they to remain in the home or take an active role in the political life of the nation? Labor has turned to the strike to demand living wages and better conditions; some are even proposing an industrial democracy where workers take charge of industries. Can capitalism foster an economically just society or must it be reformed, or even overturned? Members of these groups converge in Greenwich Village to debate their views with bohemians who seek personal transformations to create the new men and women of the twentieth century. The game asks which social changes are most needed, the ideals they espouse, and the best ways to realize their goals.
Using the Game
Class Size and Scalability
Greenwich Village 2nd Edition is currently being revised and set to release in March 2023, you can read the changes made in the second edition below:
The Instructor's Manual includes guidance for assigning roles, presenting historical context, assignments, activities and discussion topics, and more.
Resources for Introduction and/or Debrief
Mary Jane Treacy
Mary Jane Treacy is professor emerita of modern languages and literatures at Simmons University (formerly Simmons College), where she was also director of the First-Year Seminar and later, the Honors Program. She has been involved with the Reacting to the Past pedagogy since 2005, when she played a minor spy in the court of Henry VIII and then set out to write Greenwich Village, 1913, for her course in the roots of feminism. She has taught Greenwich Village in both women’s and gender studies courses and first-year seminars. A member of the Editorial Board, she has the privilege of reading and play-testing new games that take her to all eras and parts of the world.