What it Does
This is a strategy game where the player needs to apply protection measures to reduce the propagation of coronavirus. The game happens as follows:
- The main board shows a simulation of people moving around, getting infected by the virus when touching others, and a curve with the evolution of the infection rate.
- The player can choose what measure to apply at a given time, among some available action cards: “stay at home”, “wear a mask” or “social distance”.
- The goal of the game is to “flatten the curve” and we have 14 (simulated) days to do it. Players win the game if they manage to keep the curve under the health system capacity; otherwise they lose.
Why It's Important
People are still not aware of the importance of staying home and the implications of going out. With this game, we aim to help users understand how to stay safe while social distancing. Our goal is to show the impact of our actions on the propagation of the virus and how the so-called “curve” gets flattened.