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Disarming Disasters is a resilience game of forecast based on decision making. To make their “Village” successful they have to find a way to better communicate with each other and collaborate to make good decisions regarding disaster protection. The better they cooperate, the better they community will prosper.

 

 

Gameplay

Facilitator explains the rules of the game to the participants.

Players are divided into 3 groups – “Villages”.

Players make individual and collaborative decisions whether to protect themselves against the flood or drought.

Each decision has its cost. Players who choose to seek disaster protection will have to pay fixed cost.

The magnitude of flood and drought is decided by the roll of the die.

Facilitator ends the game with debriefing and discussion with the players about the results’ connection to the real-life situations.

Context

Decision-making in an uncertain environment.

Benefits

Participants train in the decision making  in uncertainty.

Players learn about decision-making in stressful situations.

Players learn the importance of the disaster preparedness.

Players learn how to cooperate and discuss with others.

Trivia

Based on Dissolving Disasters by Pablo Suarez & Janot Mendler de Suarez and Red Cross/Climate Centre

Genre

Price

Free for non-comercial purpose.

Number of players

more than 10 players

Number of moderators

1 moderator

Duration

1-2 hours

Materials

1 dice

1 umbrella

1 bucket

10 beans per player

Languages

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