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These are the games students can play.

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  • Board game evacuation: A board game where you evacuate an area as well as possible. It is played in groups of four students. The students are responsible for a town or for the evacuation process. The students learn about the difficulties in evacuating an area.
  • Role playing game evacuation: A roleplaying game for the whole class where you discuss the evacuation plan of a town. Some students represent the officials responsible for the plan and others the people living in the area. For each role there is some specific information. The officials need to prepare the meeting. The students learn about evacution plans and about organisation structure. The game may need some adaption to the specific organisation structures in your country.
  • FLORIMA: A board game about flood risk management. This game is played in groups of four people. They each manage part of the area. Together they need to minimise flood victims while individually the need to maximise their profit. The teacher calls out the water height at the start of each round.

All three games take about 30 minutes to play and 10 minutes to prepare or explain.

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  • FloodSim: A game where you control the flood management of the United Kingdom for 3 years. You have the budget and can really make a difference.
  • Stop Disasters Game: A game where you have to manage flood risk as well as possible. Choose the scenario “Flood”. This game is truly a flood risk management game. You can experiment with meaures to avoid flooding and you can move houses or improve them. You make shelters and implement event preparedness plans. In the end you get an assessment on how well you performed. A really useful game!
  • Tempest in Crescent City: An action game about the hurriance Katrina. The player needs to avoid flying objects and try to rescue people. This game is more focussed on the personal and emotional engaging of the student. It makes you think about how it might be to be in such a situation.

The on-line games take 15 minutes to half an hour, and can be done individually or in pairs