MISCELLANEOUS ROLE-PLAY GAMES

···· Saving Romeo and Juliet ···· based directly on the play, is the classic story of an old grudge between two families out of control. The Prince, fearing he is losing control of the situation, announces that anyone fighting in public will be executed on the spot. At the same time he convenes a meeting of the Capulets and Montagues to see if less drastic measures can be implemented. This game teaches alternatives to violent conflict and provides an innovative exercise to add to a curriculum that includes studying the play. The players include the Prince, Romeo, Juliet, Lady Capulet, Lord Montague, Friar Laurence, Tibalt and Mercutio.

···· Testing Lawyers' Skills ···· is a negotiation about the proposed redesign of the traditional bar examination to test new lawyers' abilities to perform certain crucial skills competently. The players are the Board of Bar Examiners, the deans of two competing law schools, the student bar association, the bar association, the faculty association, the head of the trial court and the head of a consumers group.

.... The Trial of Jesus .... imagines that Jesus got a jury trial. The players of this game are the members of His jury who have to decide based on the evidence presented at His trial, as well as their own assumptions about who He was: first, what if any crimes he committed; and second, what punishment he should receive. Based on Prof. Paula Fredickson’s book Jesus of Nazareth: King of the Jews, players get to negotiate the different perspectives of the meaning of the Life and Death of Jesus.