The Governance Game

Governance Game

Introduction video to the game

This is a game on governance of Public Code. Use this as a way to get a conversation and reflection about governance started. We aim to use it during early incubation of a codebase, or perhaps even earlier. You can of course play the game totally without our involvement, it is probably useful for any constellation that have a codebase to govern.

Playing the game

You need a few people to play with you. There is no strict number, but you all need to be able to see and reach the cards on the table. For the actual rules, see the rules cards.

A longer explanation of the game can be found in this video presentation (game part starting at 25:44, accompanying slides).

A picture of the cards in the game on a table

If you want to use the game in a workshop or online, see our workshop guide.


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