Briefly, The Game of Village (aka Village) is a slice of the real
world at its best, in the scale of 1:24. Young people are invited to
become Homesteaders on a mini frontier of real territory. In exchange
for their agreements, they develop a harmonious and productive community
in miniature. Homesteaders are granted a mini acre of land on which
their PEEPS (short for miniature people) are required to reside, and
make their home. Homesteaders may borrow money on their land at a land
bank, without interest, and seek their fortunes as they will, for a
stipulated period of time.
Constraints of time do not allow for every dream born of this
bountiful opportunity to be realized, but the ones that come true are
truly wonderful; and others may be stored in that wrinkle in time where
they may grow and bear fruit later.
Adults in the program play the role of Commissioners of a figmentary
government, the United States of Monadnock (or the name of the local
area). They, too, have land and Peeps and are active in building the
institutions that will make the community thrive.
Village is not a programmed game. It is richly tempered by the
creative spirit of its players. This does not mean that there is no
sequential plan in the scheduling of events, but it does mean that
outcomes are dictated, as they are in real life, by unforeseen
circumstances, confrontations with natural laws, fortuitous events,
personality differences and creative imagination.
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The Game of Village 2015
The Game of Village 2014
The Game of Village 2013
The Game of Village 2012
The Game of Village 2011
Prairie Creek Village
Marlborough School Village
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