Podcast with Grant Martsolf of the Beatrice Institute, talking about my most recent book, Life is a Game. Wide-ranging conversation on games, life, God, technology, and society. https://beatriceinstitute.org/ted-castronova-episode
What happens when you try to exploit the engagement energy of games without respecting the features that make them engaging.
This game simulates an American civil war in the year 2040. There is also a free version suitable for classroom exercises. Nov 2020: Draft game board added
I made a game to help organizations respond to things like COVID-19. It’s being offered for free as my contribution to the crisis. This is a simulation of a virus pandemic attacking a US state. Players play all the critical roles: Governor, National Guard, Police Chiefs, Doctors, FEMA, CDC, and the President. Solid takeaways and very engaging too. See inside for details on running it for your group.
A free game about alcoholism and the Alcoholics Anonymous program.