ISAW Papers 22 (2022)
Re-Rolling the Past: Representations and Reinterpretations of Antiquity in Analog and Digital Games
Gabriel Mckee and Daniela Wolin
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/1jwsv2hbAbstract: This collection presents papers from the 2020 virtual conference “Re-Rolling the Past: Representations and Reinterpretations of Antiquity in Analog and Digital Games.” Looking at a diverse range of games with a variety of media and mechanisms--including board games, role-playing games, and computer games-- the papers collectively examine games as valuable and useful avenues avenues for communicating information about ancient history and archaeology. Specific topics include the methodology of devising game rules that simulate ancient historical periods, pedagogical gamification and the use of simulations in educational settings, the interpretation of ancient board games in the modern era, and critical approaches to commercial game design.