What is the difference between English and Spanish colonization strategies? In 1987, Kurt Squire raised his hand in his high school history class and correctly answered the question. Squire didn’t read ahead, he knew the answer from spending countless hours playing a video game called Sid Meier’s Pirates. Fast-forward to 2014, Squire, now a professor of digital media in curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, talks with James M. Long from the Chronicle of Higher Education about the connections between games and learning. Game on!