Historical brain boost

Modern day video games could also hold the key to improving history results, if results from a test in Poland are to be received. Students who played Europa Barbarorum were found to have knowledge of historical geography beyond the scope taught during the basic ancient history course.

They were able to identify the most important stages of civilization and were knowledgeable about military history and history of art, thanks to the comprehensive descriptions included in the game.

Students admitted they were also more likely to pick up a textbook and engage in history class on subjects surrounding the same time period.