Historia is our core curriculum aligned, social studies simulation and strategy game.

Historia in actionPhoto by Brian Waniewski

Currently, Historia is being used by teachers in New York City at The Institute of Play's (IOP) Quest2Learn (Q2L) school and in Houston, Texas at The Ripley House Promise Community School to teach history, world cultures, government, geography, and economics — all at once. If you are interested in having Historia at your middle, high or home school, please contact us

"Historia is a fun and effective way to learn about history firsthand through a game. It also gives kids more appreciation for history and respect for other cultures." Vishnu N. Age 12
"It doesn't even feel like you're learning because its so fun!" Caleb Z. Age 12
"Historia is living inside the history you are learning." Julia E. Age 12
"For the first time, I understand how history was lived instead of imagining how." Madeline M. Age 11
"Historia is basically the textbook coming to life." Olivia C. Age 11
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  • The Institute of Play (IOP) – in partnership with The Gates Foundation and Fast Company – produced a short documentary film about Historia and its impact on teaching and learning in the classroom. Watch The film here.
  • Historia in The Atlantic
  • Historia was recently featured in The Atlantic. Read the article here.


Histrionix Learning Company recently formed a strategic partnership with Neighborhood Centers, Inc (NCI) to build a one of its kind, first of its kind game play school on The Ripley House Middle School campus in the historic East End of Houston, Texas. Working together, Histrionix and NCI will train Ripley’s teachers and staff on the pedagogy and practice of classroom games and game-play while simultaneously converting the curriculum to meaningful, game-like learning experiences that build twenty-first century skills – like creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and cooperation.

We are excited to announce that The Ripley House School of Play will open its doors for the first time in August of 2013. Game. On.



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