So, just what is a megagame?
Megagames are large social games involving multiple teams of players. The subject matter can range from politics, economics, history, science fiction, or heroic fantasy. Much of what goes on in a megagame might be described as social play – though there is also a significant element of problem solving, strategy, negotiation, and, of course, humor.
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8 megagame organizing groups from around the world were pleased to come together to host the first-ever mega megagame sprint: 6 games in 4 days at Gen Con 50 in August 2017 in Indianapolis.
Strategy and Negotiation
A megagame plays out much like a model UN with a larger focus on military and covert operations. Teams compete for scarce resources and information, using whatever limited funds and abilities they have at their disposal, all while pursuing the larger goals laid out by the megagame in question. The most well-known megagame today is Watch the Skies!, a near-future simulation where the earth’s governments must react to and prepare for the appearance of extraterrestrials whose motivations and abilities are unknown.