Systems Thinking Games
Our systems thinking simulations and games aim to stimulate awareness of how simple elements interact to result in complex patterns.
Wildflowers is a game where players use the wind to spread their wildflower colors across the board. This simple yet mesmerizing game teaches the following complex systems concepts: decentralized agency, emergence, aggregate-level patterns, butterfly effects, and system randomness.
A cooperative mod of the ancient boardgame Mancala, designed to teach young students the mathematical concepts of equivalency, and how to maintain equilibrium within a close-ended system.
Emergence of the Cellular Automata
Playing on the idea of cellular automaton from mathematics, biology, and complexity theory, this game pits two players in a 15 minute battle of influencing simple rules to guide the emergence of complex patterns.