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In the game, inspired by Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter, the players receive, for communal management, a beautiful, green forest full of old trees with big canopies. The forest is their home – it offers protection, livelihood and development. The players are responsible for the consequences of managing common good.

Gameplay

Thanks to a short gameplay, the players can experience interdependence and the impact humankind has on nature, and they can see for themselves how important a sensible management of the God given common good is. Players decide what they want to do – how many trees they want to cut. The profit of one person can be the loss for the others.

Context

Biodiversity and eonomic inequalities in the context of tragedy of the commons.

Target group

Benefits

Players learn learn how the lack of cooperation and communication, as well as self-centred approach, makes the communal life complicated and difficult to reach common goals.

Young players experience long term consequences of their decisions.

Players train in the art of discussion and consensus.

Players learn about the common goods and impact the humankind has on environment.

Trivia

The game’s title came from Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si which means “Praise be to you” in Medieval Central Italian.

Type

Price

Free for the participants of the project. Can be bought it board game shops in Poland for 69zl (around $20).

Number of players

2 - 10 players

Number of moderators

1 moderator

Duration

30-60 minutes

Materials

Laudato Si Board Game

Languages

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