Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Mantua: A Role Playing Simulation and Game of the Renaissance

Mantua: A Role Playing Simulation and Game of the Renaissance
Grade Levels
Product Rating
1 rating
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

12 MB
Product Description
Mantua is a role-playing simulation set in fifteenth century Italy at the start of the Renaissance. In it students are divided into teams to play the five major Italian city-states of the time (Milan, Venice, Florence, the Papal States, and Naples) and try to earn prestige points by developing the various skills and institutions that largely defined the era: the printing press, banking, art, architecture, diplomacy, and warfare. The game gets its name from a small, but very influential city-state in Northern Italy whose court was one of the cultural centers of the Italian Renaissance. Although Mantua is not one of the major city-states in this game, it was representative of many of the developments found in Italy at this time.

Mantua can be integrated into and go along with the Flow of History Renaissance unit, which includes flowcharts, readings, and quizzes on the following chapters:
• The Printing Press
• The Rise of Capitalism and banking
• The Italian renaissance
• The revolution in art during the Renaissance
• The Northern Renaissance
• The rise of the renaissance state

Quizzes on each of these earn students’ respective teams prestige points toward skills that allow them to advance their particular city-states through the Renaissance.

More detailed description and a teacher's manual can be fourd in the preview

Mantua: A Role Playing Simulation of the Renaissance by Chris Butler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart

Chris Butler




Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up