Most gamers have had some sort of experience with Civilization over the last two decades. But how often have you asked yourself why certain races were earmarked as a playable race, why others were marked for city states, and why others were barbarians?
It's a 14 minute breakdown from Youtuber KyleKallgrenBHH that starts with the Civilization series and asks a simple question: what is a civilisation?
It seems almost a silly question to ask. Isn't a civilisation basically a society? But the more the question is explored as the Civ series went on — with city states, for instance — the more fascinating it becomes.
I love these kinds of videos, where gaming becomes a fantastic hook for learning with some very clever crafting and forethought. But it also reminds you of the influences within games that we sometimes forget.
I wonder what a class would be like built around this sort of learning. Kids would probably be fascinated by it. Civilization is getting rebranded for schools, after all.