Camp - Red and
In this classic simulation
game, youth learn that not
everything has to be an “I
win” “you lose” scenario. It
can be win-win.
About 20 slips of paper, 2
Optimal Group Size
Minimum of 8 youth
Can be played just about
(You may want to put these on a
poster or give a copy of these
instructions to each team)
Divide the large groups into two
smaller groups, and explain that an
experiment is about to take place.
Give the following instructions: Each
group will have 9 chances to choose
a colour: either RED or BLACK.
Choices are rewarded according to
the following guidelines:
• If both groups choose
BLACK – both get 3 sweets
• If both groups choose RED –
both loose 3 sweets
• If one group chooses RED
and the other BLACK – the
group that chose RED get 5
sweets; and the group that
chose BLACK loses 5
Two Requirements: (these must
be stated clearly at the start):
1. Get as many sweets as
2. Do not hurt anybody
Send the groups to opposite
sides of the room and have
them decide on their first
choice. To make a choice the
group simply decides on a color
and writes it on the piece of
paper. Then they present their
choice to the facilitator.
The facilitator rewards the
groups according to the
After the 4th or 5th round, ask if
the groups want to negotiate – if
they do, have them choose a
negotiator and give the two
negotiators a minute to decide on
their strategy for the future
choices. Then announce that the
next round of choices will be
worth three times as much.
Continue the game until all
rounds are complete.
1. What was your group’s strategy?
How did you decide what color to
2. How did you treat the “minority”
voice in your group?
3. Did your group fulfill the two
4. Did you trust the other group?
5. Why did/didn’t you want to
negotiate with the other group?
6. When did you decide to try and
beat the other group?
7. To beat the other group did you
have to emphasis one
requirement over the other?
No mention was made of
competition, beating or winning –
this is our natural tendency! If both
or one group became involved in
competition even though no
mention was made that the
exercise was based on competition
lines, suggest that this is our
natural tendency to satisfy our ego
through being superior to others,
or for selfishness and greed.
Ultimately this is the cause of
poverty, war and oppression in the
world. The Bible calls it sin!
What are some areas of your lie
where you can work together for the
benefit of others so that all can win?
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of obedience in addition to evangelism in the
context of a Biblical character. The advantage
of going through a book and looking at one
man's story is that we see not only the
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