Game Instructions

We make Basel colourful! Step by step to a climate-friendly future!

Common goal of the game:
To get together all the different and scattered actions we need a reaching goal of the game. Every team may mark their action on a online and/or offline map of Basel after finishing their game.

Game Instructions, short version (recommendable to read the full version aswell)
Form a team in advance of the action days, give yourselves a name and plan your action. It’s advisable to have a team with four to six people. In this way you can act as „buddies“ / „tandems“. Check the action-agreement and the action outline! Find the place you want to play on, in „Blackbook Basel“ and plan your action. Think about your tactics, how far you want to go and what risks you are willing to commit. If you want to play, but don’t have a team, come to the action-speed dating at the Climate Camp and participate in the participatory actions! Play and have fun! As a team, it’s important to stay together during the game. Make sure that nobody remains behind and always stay together at least as a tandem. It can be useful to know the telephone number of the legal aid (Antirep).
An award ceremony will be organized after the Climate Games. There is an open stage on which the actions can be reported. Later, the festival continues at ‘’die schwarze Erle’’ with drinks, music and dance at the Party for the Good Life.

Game Instructions, full version

1.) Form a great team and give yourselves a cool name.
Form your team in advance of the action days and plan your action with them. But be careful, the team blue ( aka the not-informed non-security forces) could be out there and make it so hard for you as possible. Therefore it’s advisable to have a team with four to six people. In this way, two or three team members can stay together and act as „buddies“ / „tandems“. And you can hide more easily in small groups.

2.) Prepare yourself!
Check the action-agreement and the action outline! Find the place you want to play on, in „Blackbook Basel“ and plan your action! If possible, check out the place beforehand and explore the surroundings, or come to the info tent where local people will be happy to provide you with information! Ideas for action forms can be found in the „Direct Action Manual“. Think about your tactics in advance and how far you want to go with your team, what risks you are willing to commit and which ones not. Talk about your personal limits and make a cancel and exit scenario for the worst case, in which everything really goes wrong. Stay together and agree on a meeting point after the game. If you want to play, but don’t have a team, come to the action-speed dating at the Climate Camp and participate in the participatory actions! If you need more support in planning your action, come to the info tent to get more detailed information on security aspects and tactical issues. There will be an advisory service, which you can contact by mail, even before the camp starts. (Mail address tba.) There will also be a workshop on action training in the Climate Camp during the week.

3.) For spontaneous people
If you arrive shortly before the Action Days and just have little time for a careful preparation, grab a prepared mission from the „Witch’s Cauldron“. You will find the required action information (location, game form, playing time, required material and possible risks). Do you have a lot of ideas and cannot implement them all? Write the required action information on a piece of paper and throw it into the „Witch’s Cauldron“!

4.) Play and have fun!
The action days will take place on the 29th and 30th September in Basel. But you can also rock Basel before with cool actions! Take (anonymous) pictures and videos of your action and upload your report to the homepage or post it on the analogue pin board at the info tent. If you want to report live from your action, check the technical notes for the Social Media. As a team, it is extremely important to stay together during the game. You can decide to split up in tandems for a while, but please make sure you know what the others are doing and where they are. Make sure that nobody remains behind and always stay together at least as a tandem. It is always good to reflect the day with your team when the game is over. So you can exchange ideas about how situations have felt for you. Maybe it was more exciting than you thought and by talking about it you can help you digest it.

5.) Award ceremony and afterparty
An award ceremony will be organized after the Climate Games. This is where the teams can meet, exchange tactics and talk about their strategies. There is an open stage on which the actions can be reported! To be unrecognized, when you report your actions, you can grab a funny costume and a mask from the creative tent. Invent absurd awards, e.g. An award for the most beautiful failure and support each other with praise and inspiration! You will find glitter and colored paper to create awards and masks in the creative tent. Later, the festival continues at ‘’die schwarze Erle’’ with drinks, music and dance at the Party for the Good Life.
Take something with you to take photos and / or videos of your actions. Detailed information on secure and anonymous uploading will follow.

6.) Risks
To play the climate games is not without risks. You could tear a hole in your clothes or make your new shoes dirty. Consider this in advance. But also think about what could happen if you accidentally cross a road where this is forbidden. If this happens and the Blue Team wants to get you back on the right course, it can be useful to know the telephone number of the legal aid (Antirep). They also play the climate games, but behind the scenes. For more information, check out the info tent. Even if you do not want to risk anything, you should come to the Climate Games to support the participating teams, or be part of a harmless distraction maneuver.