The first “World Peace Game” is from John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Va.

For the last thirty years, John has been using a detailed four level game map to engage kids in problem-solving. It plays like a war-game, but the object is for the four competing nations to create world peace, despite stock market crashes, earthquakes, unbalanced resources, and the threat of nuclear war.

John starts each session by quoting from Sun Tzu’s Art of War. (source)

ws_game_photoTo some the name “World Peace Game” will bring to mind Buckminster Fuller’s creation, a more detailed, more realistic simulation with about the same goals proposed 45 years ago (source).

Live versions of the game are implemented by o.s. Earth. Twenty teams play on a large scale board, representing governments, corporations, NGOs, the media, and a world development foundation.