Alternative history is a board game that aims to show how writing history can be subjective. The game focuses on the history of modern Egypt, from the French occupation in 1798 up until the Egyptian independence in 1952. The historical stories that unfold throughout the game determine each player’s power and army which help in winning the game. The game focuses on the players’ experience from setting up the board, which is made of blocks that form the map of Egypt with the focus on some cities with historical significance, up to taking over cities and finishing the game. The game also focuses on making the players experience history through building an army, having power, controlling cities, and experience different events through stories about rulers and the people. The game consists of the board, which maps Egypt and emphasizes the different elevations with some cities in focus, the game pieces which each resembles a different force that controlled Egypt, tokens that resemble the army, money and power, and finally the cards that contain the historical stories with an illustration that visualizes each story.
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Sabri, Safeya Amr, "Alterantive History" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 137.
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