Recently I’ve somehow come across and signed up to a social issues games list serve through Games for Change . I like the idea of various games that tackle social issues and wonder how we might use these on our youth work? For instance there is this game Budget Hero which helps players to learn about the US Federal Budget by balancing values and money. Something like this would be great to support the work that we do with the Youth Opportunity Fund and our Locality Youth Forums comprised of young people who are responsible for making grants to other young people. Has anyone come across anything like this in the UK? The only site I really know of is DemGames which aims to show some of the democratic decision making process. Any other ideas or thoughts?
(And another first – I’ve just learnt how to do my first screenshot….been dying to work that one out for ages!!!)