Catan: Oil Springs scenario

Games with a theme of the tragedy of the commons are frequent guests on our blog and in our gamepedia. Previously, we posted about CRS games such as A Common Dilemma which you can play on our Games Platform. Now we are presenting a different game on the subject of common goods – Catan: Oil…

Flood Resilience Game

This June, two groups of NGO workers met in two distant parts of the world – Peru and Indonesia. Despite 18,000 km of ocean separating them, they shared a common goal: to help river valley communities that are vulnerable to floods. They were going to explore the ways to do that by playing a game….

LARP

Life-action role-playing may seem silly. People running around in armors and with swords are often seen as childish by “serious” adults. What not many people know is that even those “serious” adults can gain a lot from LARP. Here is why.   Life-action role-playing, or, in short LARP, is a form of role-playing where participants…

Come get some (share of this common-pool resource)! - part 2

I hope you already had a try with simple experiment mentioned in previous post.   How did it go? What were your decisions? Were you maximizing your individual profit or outcome for the whole group? What about others?   In A Common Dilemma Nash equilibrium is connected with maximizing individual profit, but do not have…

Common-pool resource

Last time we talked about common-pool resource dilemma. The rationale behind the problem suggests that the tragedy may be, as in the Greek theater, inevitable. But is it? Imagine that you and your friends live in some remote area and use common fishery. The situation is the same as in Hardin’s pasture. Each of you…