Human(ities) Games is an Open Educational Resource (OER) game development lab created by Amy Chen and supported by the University of Iowa Libraries

Open Educational Resources are "teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost and without needing to ask permission." Human(ities) Games participates in the OER movement by providing peer-reviewed, freely available, and openly licensed curricular content to support learning. To do so, we create card games that teach humanities concepts suitable for students of all ages. 

Our success depends on your feedback. Whether formally or informally given, we welcome your honest assessment of our work. If you would like to do a game review for a journal, website, or other venue, contact Amy Chen (amy-chen [at] to request a printed copy or follow the directions online to take to your local printer. If you prefer to give us anonymous feedback, use our open ended survey

We love to hear stories, see photographs, and read the curricula that responds to our games. After all, the conversation and curricula you choose determines our games' learning objectives and difficulty level. Human(ities) Games asks that, whenever possible, you share your companion assignments through your local institutional repository, OER Commons, and/or with us so that we can all benefit from your work with these learning objects.. 

As we hope you will feel empowered to change these games to suit your needs, all Human(ities) Games components live in Excel, Powerpoint, or Word. If you want help to customize our games, email Amy Chen to schedule a consultation.