Below are some recent comments from students who play The World Peace Game:
“The confusion and uncertainty are the best parts of the game”.
“One would think that it would be best to stay out of problems that you are not directly involved in, but it is better most times if you do because you can be unbiased and more easily solve the problem. Anyways, eventually you would be affected by the outcome.” – G.T.
“In the beginning I thought we would just get to blow up a bunch of stuff, then I found out it is not always about war.” – T.J.
“I felt like it was just a game in the beginning, and then it was life in the end. Why can’t the whole world be like this?” – B.N.
“I learned that war is not the answer to games. In every game I’ve played, from Chess to Risk, the object is to literally annihilate your foes. The WPG changes that opinion and prepares kids for the real world. It opens up your eyes to the real world and real problems.” – N.S.
“In the beginning of the game I felt excited to be a part of the game. I was also a little worried that I might mess up or do something wrong. When I first read the crisis sheet, I thought that we would never be able to solve them all in such a short period of time. By the end though, I had learned that it wasn’t as hard as it looked, and that solving one problem could have a domino effect and also solve others.” – A. B.
These comments are both strong evidence of engagement and learning.