Does YOUR group have what it takes to survive a disaster? Extreme Event game is the perfect way to give staff a taste of what it takes to build community resilience in the face of disaster. It’s great for ice-breaking, teambuilding, and learning something in the process!
All you need is 1 hour, 12-48 players, and a set of printable game materials that you can download for free at Extreme-Event.org. Players take on the role of a character in a community and then work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation.
You can choose from three scenarios: earthquake, flood, or hurricane. You’ll need someone to act as game facilitator; this person will read from a script to build the narrative drama and issue challenges to the players. There are also fun sound effects and visual effects to enhance the experience. Players are divided into six groups and then remixed into different groups halfway through the game, so it’s a great way to encourage participants to meet and interact with others. The game wraps up with a guided discussion to drive home key lessons about disaster preparedness and resilience.
Find full instructions and all game materials at Extreme-Event.org.
Yes! The game is available for free for those who want to use it, with the exception of materials that are made available for printing by the user. Full sets of pre-printed materials are also available for the cost of shipping.
Submitted by Anne Frances Johnson, Founder and Lead Science Writer, Creative Science Writing