Someone had the insanely brilliant idea of writing a mod for Civ III that let the user play during the period in Canadian history known as the New France Period (1525 - 1763).
For thousands of years the aboriginals have taken meat from the forests, fish from the rivers and grain from the soil -- and settled inter-tribal disputes with sharpened flint. Now their way of life is about to be tested, for the year is 1525 and large boats of wood carrying a different, pale-skinned man have arrived off the eastern shores of a land which is surprisingly not India or China. The struggle for survival begins anew. Can the Europeans carve a niche for themselves in the ‘New World’? Will the aboriginal inhabitants prosper with the new opportunities or struggle with new challenges?
It's so neat! Not only does this game deal with my country but it also deals with my region of the country so that I'm familiar with the people (Mi'kmaq and Abenaki) and resources (cod) that are part of the game.
Now I just have to dig out my copy of Civ III and download the (free!!!) mod. I can't wait. I'm going to be Mi'kmaq and I am going to kick butt.