Duration: 60+ min
Number of players: 4+ player/s
Materials/ Tools needed: Game set “Ethic-Poly”
Publisher: Baltic Regional fund/ 8KEYCOM project
Language: EN, LV, EE, ES, HR

Short description

Ethic-Poly” is a game that leads to thinking about different social projects and why implementation of such projects are important. The game was developed to promote awareness about social diversity and rise understanding about different social projects.Game “Ethic-Poly” was developed during Erasmus+ strategic partnership project “Enterprising and Surprising through 8 Key Competences”.

Educational value/ Learning Objectives

In this game participants are invited to think about different social factors in the local society and problem solving. 

Participants will:

  • To learn how to plan and optimize a budget.
  • Develop expression and communication skills, willingness to compromise and overcome prejudices. 
  • Evaluate the impact of funding social projects and discover the influence of different factors to the economy.
  • Develop awareness to respect social diversity.
  • Develop different competences, including critical thinking, mathematical, social and civic competence.

Recommendations for use

  • The goal of the game is to manage the available budget (starting from 4M€/player) to invest in as many social projects as possible. 
  • If there are many players, one of them can choose to be only a banker and not a player.
  • Be creative and invent new games and rules with provided materials! 

Tips and Tricks for Facilitators 

How to adapt game for different groups, topics, occasions/needs

The game could be adapted to the local real projects, looking at the funding distributed by the public institutions to the social organizations. It would be a way to better understand the local reality and it could be linked with entrepreneurship competences.

If we have a big group, we could print the board on a big A1 paper and play it in

small groups, changing part of the actions which are carried out in a creative and

active way.

Feedback questions

  • (Experience) What did you observe during the game (objective facts)? What happened? Do you know any projects like those in the game?
    • (Reflection) How did you feel?
    • (Conceptualize) What can we learn out of it?
    • (Applying) How can we transfer it to our lives? How does the economy influence social development?

Further discussion topics

Personal goals 

Active participation in local communities