The Federal Cabinet simulation game entices interested citizens with the prospect of being a minister for one day and taking a seat at the cabinet table. A significant number of citizens take part, not least because the game is designed to be very accessible and lasts only 75 minutes. The paperless simulation is run via Senaryon with the role information and voting process accessed digitally via tablets.
In the political simulation, a meeting of the federal cabinet is acted out. Eight ministries each take part in a game, they each have different opinions on the given topic and try to come to an agreement under the moderation of the chancellor’s office. The topics range from the legalization of cannabis and the introduction of referendums at the federal level to the introduction of driver’s licenses from the age of 16. The ministries are each represented by up to 8 participants, two of whom in turn take their seats at the faithfully reproduced cabinet table for the actual negotiations.
The interested citizens come to the simulation tent and are randomly distributed among up to eight ministries. A tablet is available for each person at the ministry tables. The participants first take an introductory quiz on the work of the federal government. Next, they enter a code on the tablet and are taken directly to their role profile. Later, they can communicate with the two representatives of their ministry at the cabinet table via a chat function.
The vote at the end is conducted via Senaryon, as is the subsequent evaluation of the game, in which the participants answer four short questions about the course of the game and their experiences. After a maximum of 75 minutes, the game is over and the next 80 participants are already waiting. In one day, up to 400 citizens take part in this digitally supported simulation game!
The simulation game Bundeskabinett is our prototype of the paperless simulation game - we call it ‘Simulation Plus’. Participants log in on-site on a tablet or their own smartphone and immediately enter the game. The clear structure and the individual game phases help citizens to orient themselves quickly and without instructions - regardless of whether they are 12 or 88 years old. Another major advantage is that the evaluations of the games are also carried out digitally and can therefore be processed and documented very easily.
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