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Third All Villages Town Meeting!
If you played the Game of Village in school, at summer camp, after-school please join the upcoming 2nd All Villages Town Meeting being organized by the Game of Village at 8pm EST February 18th, 2021. Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/pu5xg20z

  • What can Village teach us about the future of democracy?
  • How can the Game of Village help us understand the living earth?
  • How can peeps help us decolonize the world and find better ways to live with one another?

This Third All Villages Town Meeting builds off the fabulous discussions held in October and December where people and people--villagers across the generations talked about peeps, play, and what Village meant to them. Next we'll focus on ways the Game of Village might need to be revised. In addition to the questions above, we'll be discussing what are sustainable ways to inhabit land and grow communities--plus other questions and issues you want to bring up!

Please help spread the word to to any and all former villagers!
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What is Village?

Briefly, The Game of Village (aka Village) is a slice of the real world at its best, in the scale of 1:24. Young people are invited to become Homesteaders on a mini frontier of real territory. In exchange for their agreements, they develop a harmonious and productive community in miniature. Homesteaders are granted a mini acre of land on which their PEEPS (short for miniature people) are required to reside, and make their home. Homesteaders may borrow money on their land at a land bank, without interest, and seek their fortunes as they will, for a stipulated period of time.

Constraints of time do not allow for every dream born of this bountiful opportunity to be realized, but the ones that come true are truly wonderful; and others may be stored in that wrinkle in time where they may grow and bear fruit later.

Adults in the program play the role of Commissioners of a figmentary government, the United States of Monadnock (or the name of the local area). They, too, have land and Peeps and are active in building the institutions that will make the community thrive.

Village is not a programmed game. It is richly tempered by the creative spirit of its players. This does not mean that there is no sequential plan in the scheduling of events, but it does mean that outcomes are dictated, as they are in real life, by unforeseen circumstances, confrontations with natural laws, fortuitous events, personality differences and creative imagination.

Check out our blogs and other Village websites - - -

The Game of Village 2018
The Game of Village 2017
The Game of Village 2016
The Game of Village 2015
The Game of Village 2014
The Game of Village 2013
The Game of Village 2012
The Game of Village 2011

Prairie Creek Village
Marlborough School Village
The Village Project

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