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Follow this link Prezi: Hobbes State of Nature Game adopted from the iCivics Why Government Unit:
Time: 60-minute Period
Materials: Why Government from iCivics and the linked Prezi
Ballots: Each student needs 6 ballots (scrap paper)
Instructions: Follow the Prezi
Students are challenged to distribute "extra credit" points - the catch is whether they received the points depends on how they personally choose to distribute the points. Students must, by secret ballot, choose either: 1 point for everyone, or 3 points for themselves.
The rules change every 2 rounds (6 total rounds) - students have a love-hate relationships with this game and bates the question of why communication and a governing body can be beneficial.
This is similar to game theory or the prisoners dilemma in theory.