Revolution is Brewing

Available online or in person at the Old South Meeting House

For booking, please contact Carina Ohlen at call (617) 720-1713 x340.

Immersive Roleplaying Game

Revolution is Brewing is a 90-minute immersive experience for students grade 8 and up. Twelve to forty participants take on the roles of British subjects across the political spectrum. Then, working in breakout groups and representing their varied interests and beliefs, participants debate the implications of the Coercive Acts, passed by Parliament in response to the Boston Tea Party of 1773. Students will explore the different interpretations of representative government, the limits of various forms of protest, and the consequences of resisting arbitrary power in the months and years leading up to American independence.

Developed in partnership with the award-winning education game designers Gigantic Mechanic and an advisory committee of high school history and social studies teachers, Revolution is Brewing is available for bookings on-site in Boston’s Old South Meeting House—the very room where the Boston Tea Party began. Additionally, Revolutionary Spaces offers facilitated remote experiences by our Visitor Experience staff, or teacher-led sessions that can be conducted over one or two class sessions anywhere with internet access. The experience offers a unique opportunity for students to explore the reasoning behind the American Revolution, while also addressing the Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks, US History I Content Standards, Topic 1.

For booking, please contact Carina Ohlen at booking@revolutionaryspaces.org, or call (617) 720-1713 x340.

Revolution is Brewing is web browser-based, and can be played on most laptops, phones, or tablets.

(Each player needs their own device. Devices are available for on-site visits only.)


Experience Options

Revolution is Brewing at Old South Meeting House

Up to 40 students join the debate at Old South Meeting House–the actual building where the Boston Tea Party was launched in 1773. Visit includes 90-minute facilitated experience, and guided or unguided entry into Old South Meeting House and Old State House museums.

  • $10 per student, $150 minimum.
    • Add on a 90 minute tour of historic Boston for an additional $5 per student.

Groups between 40-80 can be split into two Revolution is Brewing sessions, with one group doing a tour of the sites while the other group plays the game, and then flipping.

Visiting both Old State House and Old South Meeting House museums takes approximately 60 minutes.

 

Virtual Revolution is Brewing

Whether in a classroom or at home, up to 40 students can all sign in to their own devices and experience Revolution is Brewing, facilitated by one of Revolutionary Spaces’ expert Visitor Experience staff. Debate and decide on the most pressing issues of 1774 without the cost of buses!

  • $100 for one 75-minute session
  • $125 for two 45-minute sessions

 

Revolution in the Classroom

For tech-savvy teachers who prefer to conduct their own class sessions, Revolutionary Spaces offers individual sessions of Revolution is Brewing along with clear, concise facilitation directions for teachers. Simply schedule your session and conduct your experience over one or two classes anywhere in the world!

  • $25 per game

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