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+The most recent games we've played educationally (most links are to wikipedia, due to school web filters):


+Game building software and game-related software we've tinkered with:


+Games we're holding our breath to play educationally:


+A list of games that we have plogged, glogged, and modded: Most include the educational (usually Social Studies) focus of study, and the platforms on which the games can be played.


Games for Plog/GlogFocusPlatform
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimThe Medieval Material Culture CyclePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimFarmingPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimArchitecturePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimMedieval Magic and SuperstitionPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimMedieval Military TechnologyPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimMedieval Social StructurePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
MinecraftThe Medieval Material Culture CyclePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Minecraft (Millenaire Mod)Norman Social StructurePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Minecraft (Millenaire Mod)Norman Material CulturePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Minecraft (Millenaire Mod)Village Type: AgriculturalPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Minecraft (Millenaire Mod)Village Type: EcclesiasticalPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Minecraft (Millenaire Mod)Village Type: ArtisanalPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Minecraft (Millenaire Mod)Village Type: Gros BourgPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Assassin’s CreedJerusalem CrusadesPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Assassin’s CreedJerusalem Historical People and PlacesPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Assassin’s CreedFlorence Renaissance Art and ArchitecturePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Assassin’s CreedFlorence Historical People and PlacesPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Assassin’s CreedRome CatholicismPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Assassin’s CreedRome Historical People and PlacesPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Total War: Medieval, Rome, Medieval II, or NapoleonHistorical Accuracy of One CampaignPC, Mac
Caesar III or IVRoman City GovernmentPC, Mac
Age of Empires I,IIHistorical Accuracy of One CivilizationPC, Mac
Age of Empires OnlineHistorical Accuracy of One Civilization (Greeks are free)PC, Mac
Sid Meier’s Pirates!Historical Accuracy of One NationiPad, PC
The Settlers of CatanHistorical Accuracyboard
DominionHistorical Accuracyboard
7 WondersHistorical Accuracyboard
CarcassonneHistorical Accuracyboard, iOS
CaylusHistorical AccuracyiOS
Harvest MoonHistorical Accuracy- Medieval  AgriculturePC, Mac
RunescapeHistorical AccuracyPC, Mac
Pirates: Tides of FortuneHistorical Accuracy of Caribbean PiracyGoogle +
City of WonderHistorical AccuracyGoogle +
Gardens of TimeHistorical AccuracyGoogle +
Glory of RomeHistorical AccuracyGoogle +
The Sims MedievalHistorical AccuracyiPad
Civilization RevolutionHistorical Accuracy of One CivilizationXbox, PS3
Civilization IV or VHistorical Accuracy of One CivilizationPC
FreeCol (Colonization)Historical Accuracy of One CivilizationMac, PC
FreeCiv (Civilization)Historical Accuracy of One CivilizationMac, PC

The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimCultural LandscapePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrimagriculture, plant domesticationPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrimanimal domesticationPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrimrace/identityPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrimgender/identityPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimreligionPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimNationalism and DevolutionPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimPopulation analysis of townsPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimEconomic Activities of holds/citiesPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimUrban morphologyPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
MinecraftChain WorldPC, Mac
MinecraftPlant domestication and foodPC, Mac
Minecraftmod- MineColonyPC, Mac
Minecraftanimal domestication and foodPC, Mac
Minecraftmod- Carbon EmissionsPC, Mac
Minecraftmod- SeasonsPC, Mac
Assassin’s CreedJerusalem IdentityPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Assassin’s CreedFlorence Cultural LandscapePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Assassin’s CreedRome Cultural LandscapePC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Tropico IIIPolitical GeographyPC, Mac
Sim City 4Urban GeographyPC, Mac
Cafe WorldCultural Geography, AuthenticityFacebook
Call of Duty Modern WarfareRace and IdentityPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Cooking MamaCultural GeographyWii?
Far Cry 2Political GeographyPC, XBox, PS3, Mac
Harvest MoonAgriculture
LifeIdentityboard
MonopolyUrban Geographyboard
RiskRegionsboard
Settlers of CatanDevelopmentboard
Ticket to RideDevelopmentboard, iOS
Gangs of BoomtownUrban GeographyGoogle +
TownshipUrban GeographyGoogle +
Green FarmAgricultureGoogle +
CityVilleUrban GeographyGoogle +
FarmVilleAgricultureFacebook
SweatshopDevelopmentonline
The ReDistricting GamePolitical Geography/ Gerrymanderingonline

Games for ModdingFocus
Minecraft MillenaireCreate a new culture- Athenians, Spartans, Romans, Saxons
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimCreate a zone in the game based on Rorikstead that accurately reflects Early Medieval Agriculture
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimCreate a zone in the game based on Riverwood that accurately reflects Early Medieval Material Culture Cycle.
The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimCreate a library of books that teach the player about a medieval topic
Civilization IVCreate a Civilization that reflects a given Civilization at a time in history, play that Civilization against a historical rival:
Mycenae vs. Minoans
Troy vs. Mycenae
Athens vs. Sparta
Athens, Sparta vs. Persia
Roman Republic vs. Carthage
Roman Empire vs. Britons
Vikings vs. Normans vs. Saxons in 1066
Spain vs. England in 1588

The Elder Scrolls V:SkyrimAgriculture, population, and calories (choice of Zones)
Minecraft BuildsUrban Hearths (6)
Minecraft mod- MillenaireNew culture- African, Islamic
Civilization IV Maps