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Buy the Regeneration Game

The Regeneration Game, which enables groups to plan a programme of projects to improve their neighbourhood, is now available as a boxed version with four sets of cards, instructions and planning sheets.
You can order from the NIACE site.
Questions and answers about the Regeneration Game
If you would like us to run an event using the game, contact David Wilcox david@partnerships.org.uk

Games to develop online communities

We have a range of card sets that can be useful for groups that are thinking through how to get their organisation or neighbourhood online - or, for example, are rethinking their community web site as part of a wider communications network. If you are interested in this, I suggest:

Most of the sets are a mix of online activities and other things that you will need to do to get people involved. You might also take a look at the sustainability game developed to help UK online centre think about how they may fundraise, attract volunteers, trade or get help in kind.

Sustainability game for online centres

Jane Berry and the team at DirectSupport have developed a sustainability game, based on others we have done, that helps online centres plan their future now that funding from the New Opportunities Fund is coming to an end. We recently played one version with about 100 people from libraries, colleges and community projects at an event near Bolton organised by Learndirect. Participants first audited their own experience in different field likes e-learning, e-government and social enterprise support. They then worked in groups to pool that knowledge and use cards with sets of development ideas to develop project plans. The pair on the left are presenting their group's ideas for a 'desktop pub' that would engage people in using digital cameras and other equipment to develop online history and stories about their part of Liverpool. You can download the materials that we used here. There are Jane Berry's opening presention, facilitator's notes, templates and the four card sets explained in the notes. You'll need the free Acrobat reader for the pdfs. Presentation - pdf Facilitation notes - Word Personal audit template - Word Group audit template - Word Project planning template - Word Download blue cards - pdf Download yellow cards -pdf Download red cards - pdf Download green cards - pdf Other related DirectSupport materials for mentors and centres available here

Q and A about The Regeneration Game

We have developed a set of questions and answers about The Regeneration Game, and would welcome more of your questions and comments. Read on below, or download Q and A here. More here about the launch of the game. Please add comments and questions on The Regeneration Game by clicking 'Comments' under this item.
You can now buy the game online from NIACE.

Questions and Answers about The Regeneration Game
David Wilcox and Drew Mackie

Launch of the Regeneration Game

We are launching a boxed version The Regeneration Game in November and also running our first two training events with our partners NIACE.Regen game Participants will be able to use the game cards, planning sheet and instructions to develop neighbourhood renewal plans for some fictitious - but realistic - communities that they will invent. You can now buy the game online from NIACE. For more about the game, read on...

Games at conference

Games can be used even when you have a large number of people at a conference, and not much time.Here's what we did for the National Housing Federation when their information technology specialists gathered in Telford for their annual event earlier this year.

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