WHAT IS IT?

Polypoly is a multi-player board game where players use strategy, storytelling and 21st century economic thinking to shape markets.

Polypoly (noun): An economic term for a marketplace with many buyers and many sellers.

It’s time for an upgrade to 21st century economic thinking.

GAMEPLAY

Compete and Cooperate to buy properties of an economy

 

Commoner, Capitalist, Communist, Socialist? There’s ways to play them all. You might be surprised at your own decisions 😉

Balance multiple currencies for various social and economic advantages.

 

Cash, Time, Reputation, Influence, and Natural Resources all have buying power! How will you manage your resources?

21

Time

8

Resources

31

Influence

15

Reputation

Along the way,  chance events and catalysts happen,  affecting everyone.

 

Implicit values systems, role playing and hilarious stories emerge as the world you are all playing in takes form and shape.

Polypoly is eminently hackable –  it has  various house rules, win conditions and is designed to be expandable.

 

And it’s Creative Commons!

THE GOALS

The goal of Polypoly is not to bankrupt your fellow players, but rather to engage in a non-zero sum game to create “steady-state” and “closed loop” economic systems. To win Polypoly is to create the highest quality of life for all life through abundance.

 

That’s not to say you’ll reach it, though – it all depends on players choices.

 

Polypoly integrates concepts of the Commons, alternative currencies and systems thinking into a fast-paced and engaging “fill-in-the-blanks” tabletop game. Through gameplay, these underlying concepts acclimate players to thinking about economics and value differently. It plays upon the contradictions inside us all between our ideals and our personal choices, and generate scenarios about what the outcomes of those might be.

 

The conversations and stories that emerge are how we create a healthy dialog about values, economic ideals, and a place for participants to engage in vibrant discussion about 21st century economics, governance and value.

Polypoly’s great for:

  • Game nights

    Guaranteed to get the ideas and conversation flowing around alternative economics with friends and family. What might you learn about your fellow players?

  • Experiential Curriculum

    Polypoly uses radical play as a learning mechanism to impart complex concepts - Polypoly is used as curriculum at high school and university levels.

  • Organizational Change

    Great for large companies and startups alike, Polypoly can be themed to explore possible futures of any market vertical while evolving mindsets around value creation.

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PLAYTEST WITH US!

If you’d like to start your own playtesting group, or invite us to facilitate playtests of Polypoly, please get in touch!

 

We’re sending out copies of Polypoly to select play-testers around the world!