🤔 This is a game, not a joke
The COVID-19 pandemic has been killing people, straining our health services and challenging our social fabric, so you might question how appropriate it is to turn this tragedy into a game. Call it a simulation, an open-ended reflection, or a rule-based conversation if it makes more sense. However you call it, I hope playing it helps you consider these things:
- COVID-19 is dangerous because the virus is invisible. It spreads through people who show no obvious symptoms. We have no cure for it, yet. That’s why social distancing is the only effective measure to contain it. We can all play our part in that.
- But we are not all equal. Some of us can afford to self-isolate and keep working. Some of us cannot. While each of us has their own needs, we can only win this if we coordinate our actions. Which is easier said than done.
BrisCORONA is a game about the corona virus COVID-19 and how it spreads invisibly among asymptomatic people. This is not a game about scientists defeating the virus but rather the rest of us surviving it, containing its spread and trying to get on with our precarious lives in these strange times.
Each round represents a day and a choice for you to make. Will you decide to wash your hands, stay home, or venture out? What will you do on the day you’re about to run out of supplies? What if you contract the virus? Do you even know if you have it already?
While each of us has their own needs, we lose or win this all together.
We win if more than half the players are still alive at the end of a game.
We lose if half the players are eliminated by the virus.
🖨✂️ A printable pdf with rules and cards.
What else will I need to play?
🎲 One die per player.
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