Historical simulation games, the good and the not so good

Are they an underutilized teaching tool, or do their underlying assumptions result in misunderstandings?

Screencapture from the video game Crusader Kings III

If you ask most people who know me to list one fact about me, I’d wager the first thing that’d come to their mind would be, “he’s a huge history nerd.” History has been a life-long passion and, unlike most interests, I can trace it back to a single event: playing…