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Graduate Thesis class with word prompt: Bias
Facts alone no longer hold the attention of the American public. In this collaborative board game, 2–6 players use research-based statements to debate an illogical opposition. Players must work together as a team to take public opinion away from the opposition, but risk losing their sanity in the process.
You and your colleagues are experts in your respective fields. You have dedicated years of education and experience to your research, but facts alone no longer hold the attention of the American public. A group of talking heads spewing nonsense is distracting the public from reality. You must work together as a team to take public opinion away from the opposition, but beware — when you engage with these talking heads, you risk losing your sanity.
Object Of The Game:The object of the game is to remove all of the Public Opinion pawns from the Opposition without running out of Sanity.
Contents:— 6 Expert decks containing Research cards and Action cards— 6 Expert character mats— One Opposition deck containing 13 distinct characters— 42 Sanity marbles— 18 Public Opinion pawns— 4 Debate dice: 3 dice representing the Experts (Values 1-2) and 1 die representing the Opposition (Values 1-6)
Players of the game engage in a discussion of "fake news" as well as the value of logic and reason in contemporary society.