Corona Minister

The Corona Minister dilemma game was created as part of the Giv De Unge Ordet project. In the game, players are the ‘Corona Minister’ and their job is to manage the national strategy for handling the COVID-19 outbreak, and to make difficult decisions about how to balance economic, public health, privacy, and mental health outcomes.

For each outcome, it is possible to get a maximum of 5 stars, but it is not possible to get 5 for all of them. So, do players want to focus their policies on optimizing one outcome and get all five stars, at the detriment of one or more of the other outcomes? Do they want to take a balanced approach, and maximize their total score across all outcomes? Is it better to not restrict the civil rights of citizens, at the cost of their health? These are the kinds of decisions that must be made in the game.

In the Giv De Unge Ordet project, the game was used as a conversation starter among high school students to open up discussions about their experiences, both good and bad, during the first COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020.

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