Overexploitation or the tragedy of the commons
Commentary for teachers reworked; tips on playing the game shortened; worksheet also made available as an interactive PDF.Entire change history
This unit deals with the overuse of shared resources; various possible solutions are discussed.
‘Fishpond’ – Masks for the game
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The masks for the game can be downloaded as a PDF or ordered using the link below.
The Economist. Article about overfishing (25th February 2012)
The Economist. Article about means to stop overfishing. (27.05.2017)
The Economist. Article about sustainable behaviour towards the ocean. (27.05.2017)
Consultants: Johannes Binswanger, SIAW-HSG; Petra Gerlach, SNB
Educational consulting (original version of 2007): Roman Capaul, IWP-HSG
Game development (original version of 2007): UCS Ulrich Creative Simulations GmbH;
Design of printed material: clearbrand gmbh, Zurich
Translation & proofreading: SNB Language Services
Design of game masks: Fauxpas Grafik GmbH, Zurich
Production of game masks: Mattenbach AG