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Article 27: The UN Security Council Game

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Article 27: The UN Security Council Game is a game focusing  on decision-making process in UN Security Council. Although, the game is fictionalized (Germany is added to council), players still can enjoy negotiating and introducing new proposals.

Gameplay

Every round, the role of the UN Secretary General is passed on to the next player.

Each player can present a proposal to the Council. It marks the start of the negotiations phase.

Each proposal can affect the player itself. Players openly negotiate what points and bribes they need in order to vote for a certain proposal.

After negotiations, the Secretary General bangs his wooden gavel. Players have to vote “yes” or “no” to the proposal. If someone votes “no” the proposal is dismissed.

After each player has served as a Secretary General at least once ( or more when number of players is low), players are scored based on bribe money in cash, points scored from proposal cards, and fulfillment of the secret agenda card players received at the beginning of the game.

Each player has only one vote in every voting round.

Context

Created as family game about negotiations

Benefits

Players train in the art of negotiation and bargaining.

Players learn the importance of consensus in the policy making process.

Players gain knowledge about underhanded ways to achieve goals.

Players gain basic understanding in shadow dynamics in international politics.

Players up their decision-making skills.

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Price

The game costs between 25-30$.

Number of players

2 - 10 players

Number of moderators

no moderator

Duration

1-2 hours

Materials

Article 27: The UN Security Council Game Kit

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