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Historia: Gaming the History of Civilization


Historia is a choose-your-own-adventure-styled civilization building and strategy game that covers 4,000 years of world history from ancient times to modern day. Historia combines the very best elements of pen and paper role play games with the most important decisions and advancements throughout human history. So, if you like Sid Meyer’s Civilization game series, and want a chance to rule the world and make history happen, then you should be sitting in this class!

Students will spend the first day playing Civilization on the computer, focusing on the types of technologies, governments and cultures they encounter,  establishing a framework for analysis and discussion, which will prepare student teams for the dilemmas and decision-making that fuel Historia’s game play.

In the beginning, your team travels through time to start their very own civilization from scratch by investing smartly in the pillars of the new country, like economy, education, military and science. Along the way, your team will discover the people and places that make Historia happen – like the Persian, Roman and ancient Chinese dynasties – to name a few.

As the story unfolds, and your team solves problems and makes decisions, your own history is made – round by round through interactive game play.

Will your team build an epic wonder of the world? Or raise mighty militaries and build a vast colonial empire instead? Maybe you should invest in education, science and technology and lead the way in innovation and exploration?

It’s all up to you because – with Historia – you rule!


Downtown Houston Historia Camp (ages 10-14)

  • June 4-14, 2018 (2 weeks), M-Th, 9am-12pm at University of Houston-Downtown | Register»

Pearland Historia Camp (ages 10-14)

  • June 4-14, 2018 (2 weeks), M-Th, 9am-12pm at Nolan Ryan Jr. High School | Register»

Sugar Land Historia Camp  (ages 10-14)

  • June 18-28, 2018 (2 weeks), M-Th, 9am-12pm at Cornerstone Christian Academy | Register»

Katy Historia Camp (ages 10-14)

  • July 2-12, 2018 (2 weeks, no class on July 4), M-Th, 9am-12pm at Faith West Academy | Register»


(includes course material and handouts)

Early Registration April 1 – May 21, 2018 $295
Regular Registration On or After May 22, 2018 $315


To learn more about Histrionix Learning summer camps, please visit our camp page.

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