In the Village
In the Village is a cooperative card game that simulates a village’s fight against malaria.
This game was created as an assignment for a game design class at Dartmouth College. It’s designed in part as an educational game, accurately (if simplistically) modeling an anti-malaria campaign. But it’s also designed to present an interesting selfishness-vs-cooperation dynamic. The optimal strategy is one of pure cooperation, but in playtests, that wasn’t always obvious to the players.