On 12 October I gave an invited lecture about Playful engagement through serious gaming at the international conference ‘Innovative Digital Practices in History Education’. I was invited by Mario Carretero and María Cantabrana (Autónoma University Madrid). The venue was in Miraflores, high up in the mountains. It was good to meet again Angela Bermudez from Bilboa and Steven Stegers who is in charge of the ground-breaking Historiana project. Bob Bain was there as well to critically introduce us to the US based Big History endeavor. I also learned a lot from Lindsay Gibson’s research on how Canada treated the indigenous peoples. Liz Duraisingh introduced us to her Project Zero in which schoolchildren cross national and ethnic boundaries online. I was very glad to link my research once more to Vit Sisler’s (Prague). He built the amazing game Attentat 1942 about the assassination of SS chief Heydrich in 1942 and is currently working with his team on Svoboda 1945 about the displacement of people in middle Europe (Sudetenland) after the Second World War. Vit’s research and the game studies by Federico Peñate merged well with Pieter van den Heede’s and my own from Erasmus University. The conference ended with a screening of Teatro de Guerra by Lola Arias. It rebuilds memories from both sides of the Falklands/Malvinas war. Wulf Kansteiner linked his critical assessment of the film to a re-appraisal of ‘immersion’ in the context of productions about Europe’s sensitive past.