Simulation game

Simulation game

A simulation game attempts to replicate various activities in "real life" in the form of a game for various purposes: training, analysis, or prediction. Usually there are no strictly defined goals in the game, just running around, playing as a character.[1] Well-known examples are war games, business games, and role play simulation.

Starting from three basic types of strategic, planning and learning exercises: games, simulations and case studies,- a number of hybrids may be considered, among which are simulation games and simulation games used as case studies.[2]

The comparisons of the merits of simulation games versus other teaching techniques have been carried out by many researchers and a number of comprehensive reviews have been published.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Simulations: A Handbook for Teachers and Trainers", by Ken Jones, 1995, ISBN 0749416661, p. 21
  2. ^ Danny Saunders, Jacqui Severn, "Simulation and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning", p. 20
  3. ^ "Games and Simulations to Enhance Quality Learning", 1996, ISBN 0749418664, p. 50