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.
Decision-making in an uncertain environment.
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.
Based on Dissolving Disasters by Pablo Suarez & Janot Mendler de Suarez and Red Cross/Climate Centre
Number of players
Number of moderators
10 beans per player