My Amazing Students, Part 1: Play and Anglo-Saxon Culture

This is first in a series of posts featuring my amazing, creative, smart, and fun students. They love to play. So I do I.  In my Beowulf class, number of my students made Beowulf inspired games based on existing popular games.

What can be in this magic box?

What can be in this magic box?

I’ve played their versions already.

Sarah Miller's amazing Catan reinterpretation

Sarah Miller’s amazing Catan reinterpretation

Here’s a grim game.

Beowulf Catan. James Kilfoyle Heathobard; John Kilfoyle Dane; me Geat. The robber is Grendel. Grim game. I did use my thane card though. Thank you Sarah Miller, who made it.

Beowulf Catan. James Kilfoyle as Heathobard; John Kilfoyle as Dane; me? I’m the Geat. The robber is Grendel. I used my thane card. Thank you Sarah Miller, who made it.

Then there’s Madison’s amazing rune stick!

And Drew’s incredible Beowulf Yu-gi-oh! cards.  He has gone to Nationals playing Yu-gi-oh!

Maybe Beowulf and Grendel would have gotten along better if they only played these games together!

@medievalwomen

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