« I Am the King of the World » - A game to discover the diversity of family life courses

« I Am the King of the World » - A game to discover the diversity of family life courses

In the current lockdown situation, the NCCR LIVES searched its archives to find activities to do with family or friends. With this game developed by LIVES and the "Mystères de l'UNIL 2013" team, children explore a ship in a Goose game mode.

Along the way, players come across life events such as education, health accidents or family problems that either move them forward or backward or induce inactivity. The aim is to make children aware that we are all in the same boat: an economic crisis, for example, will affect all players. Some key concepts of life-course theory have been applied in a simplified way to write the rules of the game: linked lives, intentionality, temporality of events, etc. 

To play, simply print the game board (boat) and the rules (list of life events). You then only need one pawn per person and a die. What will your life course be? 

 

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