Next Five Years

The Next Five Years is an example of how to expand the mechanics of the Social Strike Game to include a group scenario planning session.

The Next Five Years is game played over two sessions. In the first session players invent a place, decide the major events that are going to happen there over the next five years, and describe the political actors that will rise to the challenge of those events. In the second session, each group of players tackle the challenges created by another group, deciding how the people of a place will act when faced with events that change their world.

The scenario planning session can be informed by recommended readings or talks from experts. In 2019 we also ran a version of this game called The First Hundred Days in which people scenario planned and then played through the likely challenges a leftist government might face during its first hundred days.

Next Five Years game