Calling all future strategists! Come play games of conquest and strategy this summer. Diplomacy is a strategy game based on true historical events on the eve of World War I. Using alliances, tactics, and even a little betrayal, you will lead a European power in a struggle to outwit your opponents. This year we will host the game on Google-Meet, which, despite being
a very recent creation, will make communication in the game even more like World War 1, because all secret communications will need to be done in writing! Over the course of the week we will combine playing our games with some discussions of strategy, geography, and history. As we progress we may explore some different variations of the game while or perhaps
mix in some other competitive and cooperative strategy games like Risk! and Pandemic. Come try your hand for a week in the delicate balance of cooperation and competition that is Diplomacy.
Eben Miller is an 8th Grade ELA and Social Studies teacher at Clark Middle School.
Computer with Google Suite
Optional: paper and pens/pencils