Footsteps in China

Footsteps is the adventure game of walking in the shoes of a denizen of an emerging market, rapidly developing economy country to learn about their life; joys and struggles, hardships and opportunities, happiness and pain. Footsteps is suitable for players 12 years and older.


China box 1 inch 12-27Game includes:

22″x22″ Game board

Playing pieces for up to 8 players

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– 8 playing tokens
– Die
– Mini-pencils
– Realistic game currency
– Opportunity  cards
– My Life as…cards
– Vocation cards
– Scoring sheets for each vocation
– 8 Mini-Translation guides
– Instructions
– 20 page Facilitator’s Guide

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$32.95 + Shipping & Handling

Item # 91190 00104

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During the game each player selects a role to play. In Footsteps in China these roles include a:

    – Construction Worker protesting a badly polluting chemical plant down the road from where you work.

– Farmer trying to find work in urban areas, along with over 200 million other farmers who can’t make it on the farm.

– IT Professional watching the construction of a 565,000 square meter software park in Shenyang that will provide many more jobs for IT professionals.

– Teacher facing confusion when one party leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) argued for a full-fledged return to Marxism and a complete abandonment of Western ways.

– Business Owner being welcomed by the CCP as a full-fledged member when we were once seen as the sworn enemy of communism.

Many of us living in developed countries have no concrete idea of how the other half lives. Even those living in depressed areas of our own country have it so much better than many living in emerging market countries.

Footsteps gives players a new perspective on life as millions of people around the world live it. Playing Footsteps in Brazil, one player commented, “It was difficult for me to see things going so well for the rancher, when I was barely making ends meet as a street vendor.”

The goals of Footsteps include raising the awareness of players to the complexities of life that residents of each country face, and planting seeds of curiosity that may stimulate players to learn more about emerging market countries and explore how they might be personally involved in improving the life of the people who live there.

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$32.95 + Shipping & Handling

Item # 91190 00104

Click to order

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