Try a test game in the Digital Game Portal to get a feel for the script. You can facilitate the game using this portal or a printed script.
What You’ll Need to Play
12-48 players, plus 1 person to facilitate the game and 1-2 helpers.
Your game room needs to accommodate all of your players and allow players to split into six groups (for example, seated around six tables).
The game itself takes about an hour. Give yourself 15-30 minutes to set up before players arrive.
You can facilitate the game with 7 tablets or laptops (Wi-Fi required) OR 1 computer with a projection screen and speakers (no Wi-Fi required).
FREE GAME MATERIALS
Download your own materials or use our ready-to-go game sets.
2. Choose a Scenario
It's a peaceful summer day in vibrant Coastal City...until a Category 5 hurricane comes barreling up the coast! Players must work together to help their neighbors evacuate, find shelter, and respond to flooding and power outages.
River City is a mid-sized city surrounded by farmland. As a relentless series of storms bears down, its swollen rivers crest their banks. Players build coalitions to keep their neighbors safe, manage the floodwaters, and clean up after the water recedes.
Rock City is a large city juggling competing demands. When a major earthquake strikes, players must act quickly to rescue those in danger, deal with damaged infrastructure, and prepare for potential aftershocks.
3. Assemble Your Game Materials
Print your own game materials and use them again and again! Choose from a variety of printing options to fit your budget and technology.
Borrow a set of pre-printed game materials. Minimal fee covers only the cost of shipping. Complete this request form when you are ready.
We’ll send a full set of materials and a trained two-person team to facilitate your game. Minimal fee covers only the cost of travel from Washington, DC. Contact us for details.
Do-It-Yourself Game Materials
Most facilitators report spending less than $25 and about 1-2 hours preparing DIY game materials. The cost and time required depends on the printing resources you have and how durable you want your game to be. Cost-saving tips are provided in the printing instructions.