January 16, 2014

Design Game

The Design Game is a role playing game. 2 to 5 people play it on a simple paper map of a real place. They act out people who will use the place when it's finished, like teenagers, adults, custodians, neighbors. They move pieces around on the map that represent different areas, like grass fields, garden beds, trees, or buildings. We published this game in 1993 and we have used it to design hundreds of public parks, playgrounds, and programs.

To play the game you need:
1. Location: Base Map
2. People
3. Design Principles (Permaculture, Participatory Design)
4. Movable model pieces 2D and 3D

Examples
1. Location Base Map
2. People
3. Design Principles
4. Movable model pieces 2D and 3D
Desert Water Garden

Resources on role playing games
1. Give your city a personality in your role playing game