First Responders!

How might table top games illuminate youth’s capacities during times of crisis?

First Responders! is a board game about a community hit by a hurricane, within the first 72 hours, when players can only rely on themselves and each other for support. With First Responders!, we do not only initiate a conversation around disaster preparedness, we also provide people the tools and necessary self-reflection to become their own first responders. The game gives the players a greater comprehension of possible scenarios of a disaster, and dilemmas emerging from these.

Designed in tandem with students from the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management in NYC, First Responders! is a table top game that gives the players a greater comprehension of the possible scenarios of a disaster and dilemmas emerging from these, by teaching empathy and collaboration in the face of difficult decisions.


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