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Treasure Tragedy

Treasure tragedy is a class based game that helps students learn about the tragedy of the commons, and the evolution of punishment and co-operation.

Description

Will you share resources with the pirate council or steal them all for yourself? Being part of a pirate council isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Although all the treasure captured is kept in a big pile, pirates aren’t very good at sharing.

Treasure Tragedy is a multiplayer game where players try to take as much treasure as they can without upsetting the balance in the pirate world. Players need to moderate their desires with the desire of other pirate council members.

The game teaches concepts surrounding the tragedy of the commons, and the evolution of punishment and cooperation.

Uses

Treasure Tragedy is played either within class or practical while discussing the tragedy of the commons, and the evolution of punishment and cooperation. The game is a multiplayer game for 4-8 individuals. Players are automatically matched into games.

Multiplayer Game
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