ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN EDITION

Learn how to plan, prepare and respond to humanitarian emergencies!

HELP Logistics collaborated with Business on the Move and Save The Children International to create a logistics board game for the humanitarian sector to introduce players to the various factors and operational challenges that impact the effective delivery of humanitarian aid and assistance.

Players run a humanitarian logistics team delivering humanitarian aid from one side of the world to the other. Each player or team must try to optimise the movement of their emergency aid items around the world by air, land, and sea — speed and efficiency are the goals! They will face challenges: how to deal with unexpected disruptions and reduce their carbon footprint. Players will also face choices about when to collaborate with other players to support their humanitarian mission.

Resources for trainers and facilitators

GETTING READY TO PLAY THE HUMANITARIAN EDITION

Simply choose the game you wish to set up and play from the menu below to find the:

  • Cards and Cash you need to place inside the players’ transparent wallets
  • Templates (PDF) you need to print
  • Spreadsheet to use

    The use of the Spreadsheet is optional for the Express and Standard games, but, with so many KPIs to track, the spreadsheet is essential to rank performance in the Advanced game.

Which game do you wish to play?

Getting Ready for the Express Humanitarian Game (level one)

Cards & Cash (in wallets ready to start playing)
For Each Player For Resources
Single colour Display card
1 of 4 provided
Resources card
Display by box
Rules card
Players follow the 4 steps on this card every turn
Rules card
Resources monitors the 4 steps – see pages 4 & 5 of Guide
Express Priority Pallets card Express Priority Pallets card
See page 5 of Guide
$100,000 cash
3 x $20,000, 3 x $10,000, 1 x $5,000 and 5 x $1,000
Event cards
Use cards 1-48 only
  Carbon Reduction Fund card
Place $5,000 underneath it

 

Templates for Printing (available in game box and also downloadable)
For Each Player For Resources
Introductory Quiz pdf
Answers on page 3 of Guide
Overspend Record pdf
Records loans to players
Dashboard Express pdf
Logs progress
 

 

Spreadsheet for Resources
Dashboard Express compares deliveries at end of game and demonstrates more sophisticated data for future games.

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Getting Ready for the Standard Humanitarian Game (level two)

Cards & Cash (in wallets ready to start playing)
For Each Player For Resources
Single colour Display card
1 of 4 provided
Resources card
Display by box
Rules card
Players follow the 4 steps on this card every turn
Rules card
Resources monitors the 4 steps – see pages 6 – 8 of Guide
One set of 8 Programme cards
All 8 featuring the same symbol – see pages 6 & 25 of Guide
Event cards
Use cards 1-90 only – see page 6 of Guide
$100,000 cash
3 x $20,000, 3 x $10,000, 1 x $5,000 and 5 x $1,000
Carbon Reduction Fund card
Place $5,000 underneath it

 

Templates for Printing (available in game box and also downloadable)
For Each Player For Resources
Dashboard Standard pdf
Enables players to track own decisions & performance
Overspend Record pdf
Records loans to players
  Turn Counter pdf
Records how many turns have been played

 

Optional Spreadsheet for Resources
Dashboard Standard provides a tab to compare KPIs at the end of game. Only track progress ‘live’ during the game if 2 people are available to support Resources.

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Getting Ready for the Advanced Humanitarian Game (level three)

Cards & Cash (in wallets ready to start playing)
For Each Player For Resources
Single colour Display card
1 of 4 provided
Resources card
Display by box
Rules card
Players follow the 4 steps on this card every turn
Rules card
Resources monitors the 4 steps – see pages 9-10 of Guide
One set of 3 Programme cards
All 3 featuring the same symbol – see page 9 of the Guide
Remaining pack of Programme cards
Withdraw cards 31, 32, 63 and 64 until introduce Hidden Valley Village ref pages 12-13 of Guide. Place 2 random cards face-up – see page 10
$40,000 cash
1 x $20,000, 1 x $10,000, 1 x $5,000 and 5 x $1,000
Event cards
Start with cards 1-90, introducing cards 91-96 when the ‘Sustainability Index’ is announced ref pages 11-12 of Guide
  Carbon Reduction Fund card
Place $5,000 underneath it

 

Templates for Printing (available in game box and also downloadable)
For Each Player For Resources
Dashboard Advanced pdf
Enables players to track own decisions & performance
Overspend Record pdf
Records loans to players
KPI (Advanced Report) pdf
Players complete the Resources – see page 15 of Guide
Turn Counter pdf
Records how many turns have been played

 

Spreadsheet for Resources
Dashboard Advanced
Players’ manual recording of their data through their own Dashboard is now backed up by reporting their KPIs to Resources for inputting into ‘Live Results’. This tab then compares and ranks players’ ongoing performance with the final graph highlighting the ‘overall winner’. The operation of this spreadsheet does rely on 2 people running Resources to be fully effective. A tab of ‘Example Results’ shows how the spreadsheet works.

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