The game participants are divided into two six person groups. There are two game boards. Each game board represents the world with all its fertile lands. Each team represents a country. The game starts with a short introduction of the rules.
The game starts in the year 1950 and each round that is played counts for 10 years. The global population grows over the years and so does the demand for food. Players can build farms to grow the food and feed their population. The goal of the game is to get the highest revenue at the end of the game. When the rounds are done, the game is finished with a debrief that ties together and reflects upon the lessons from the game.
The world is becoming increasingly complex and this calls for appropriate tools on how to deal with the world’s commons. The Food Challenge aims to provide players with insights into the dynamics at play and to stimulate reflection on collaboration between different players with different interests and perspectives. The Food Challenge is a variation to the Perspectivity Climate Challenge, which is based on the tragedy of the commons and complexity theory. The Food Challenge has slightly changed and added dynamics.
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Food Challenge Game Set
The Food Challenge is slightly more complicated than the original Climate Challenge because of an additional game dynamic.