Since our founding, simulation games have been our core competency. From experience, we know: Playful experiences of political contexts lead to more sustainable learning and are enjoyable! In the best case, participants understand how politics work and develop empathy for other perspectives.
The chosen topic and the associated question are considered from different angles. The core of a simulation game is usually an open—either real or fictional—problem that participants have to solve together or react to. This especially highlights the difficulty and necessity of finding compromises while considering different interests. Since the outcome of the game is not predetermined, participants can look for various solutions, test their negotiating skills, and make decisions themselves.
The action-oriented approach of simulation games—the direct experience of political decision-making processes—leads to a deeper understanding of political operations and decisions among participants. At the same time, putting oneself in possibly unfamiliar or disagreeable positions can promote reflection on one’s own views.
Since 2005, we have developed well over 100 simulation games for sociopolitically relevant topics suitable for almost all age and target groups. Our range includes a wide variety of games from the local to the global level, including the areas of Democracy and Society, Climate and Sustainability, and European Politics.
Each year, we develop more than 10 new simulation games, any topic of sociopolitical relevance is conceivable. We welcome inquiries of all kinds, as we are convinced that simulation games are a very lively and effective method for political education.
With Senaryon, we bring interactive political simulations to schools in Bavaria. On behalf of the Bavarian Center for Political Education, we have developed four simple planning games that can be used free of charge by teachers in Bavaria.
Unionslabor is a unique digitally-supported simulation game for European education. Nearly 20,000 people have already played Unionslabor. With just three clicks, you can create your own game on unionslabor.de and get started!
Free role-playing games for interested citizens in the public libraries of Berlin. The Association of Public Libraries in Berlin offers three role-playing games developed by us about the work of the district assemblies in Berlin.
Security policy simulation: The “Conflict in the Gagonian Sea” strategy game is one of the most complex simulations on our Senaryon platform. Participants can influence the dynamics of this conflict simulation through over 500 different measures.
Organizational development through the strategy game “New Work” - the simulation of a change process in a company or organization: Negotiate different options as a team, play them out, and test the effects.
Political simulations from the Hessian state parliament with our platform Senaryon. School classes and other youth groups simulate the legislative process and experience firsthand and interactively how politics is made.
Senaryon is already in use at over 20 universities worldwide! The flexible usage models allow for tailored solutions to the needs of universities and students, including a task and evaluation system.
Be a minister for a day and take a seat at the cabinet table - our simulation game at the Open Day of the Federal Government makes it possible! Interested citizens play a digital supported cabinet meeting in a maximum of 75 minutes.
Senaryon as a virtual think tank: For an international expert conference on hybrid threats in Helsinki, we set up Senaryon so that experts could input, comment, and vote on their recommendations.
The “Climate-Neutral City” simulation in eight different languages at schools worldwide! From Czech Republic to India, the Goethe-Institut carries out the games on Senaryon with local teachers.