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In the Game of Floods, players take into their hands a future of a hypothetical Marin Island. Their main task is to escape the flood. Through learning the responsibilities of planning commissioners, they expand their knowledge and awareness of community planning. Similarly to the Game of Thrones, in the Game of Floods, the conflicts will arise between the participants! Will the players reach an agreement? Or will each of them face the crisis alone?

Gameplay

The Game of Floods is a resource-management game in many aspects similar to the Settlers of Catan: Oil Springs. Players play on the playing board with hexagonal flood zones. They manage community assets, which could be flooded at any moment.

Players strategize on how to protect their chosen parcels constantly worrying about community well-being and resources. They have to consider the potential loss or deterioration of homes, community facilities, roads, agricultural land, beaches, wetlands, lagoons, and other resources.

Context

Planning for disasters, green infrastructure.

Benefits

Players will learn about many climate impacts and adaptation options.
Players are encouraged to engage into public discussions regarding the tradeoffs of adaptation measures.
Players learn to plan and strategize for dealing with future hazards.

Type

Price

Free for non-commercial purposes.

Number of players

2 - 10 players

Number of moderators

1 moderator

Duration

1-2 hours

Materials

Game of Floods materials are downloadable from the game’s website

Languages

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