Game Setup: * Your spaceship malfunctions. You send a distress signal. It will take ONE YEAR for the rescue ship. * You crash your ship near an island on a water planet. The island is perfect: fruit, animals, fresh water. The weather can be rainy, but otherwise it’s perfect. You could survive the whole year with nothing but what is on the island. * Your spaceship has a replicator machine on board that can materialize any items you want, but… * Your spaceship’s power is low. And it’s sinking very slowly. Play: * You have just enough power to make 200 pounds worth of stuff. * Then the ship sinks. * Make a list of what you take onto the island for your one-year stay. * Discuss your year. * Best list wins. On Game Play: Remember, the island has everything you need for basic survival. What would make your year better? Tools? Books? Cooking gear? How about a lighter? Game Variations: * Passenger: You may also bring one other person. Who? * Lower Energy: 100 pounds of stuff. * Add Danger: weather, monsters, etc… * More/Less Time: Two years? Three months? * Quick play: 10 minutes to make lists. * Solo Play: Keep your list. Think about it.
Based on a question asked me by my ninth grade English teacher. I’ve been playing this one for years.