A Role-Playing Board Game to Provoke Ideas and Action for Social Change


An exciting board game about a real-life drama around an arms-dealing scenario, for you to ​download (freely) or order. You will become a character in a lively drama, develop strategies and counter-strategies, pursue alliances, convince the sceptics to your side, undermine or even convert your opponents. Have fun... its your turn to change the world!

This can be played by anyone, from social change activists, students, to friends and family. You will learn to think and argue in a dynamic situation, discovering and working with surprising forms of power. The game board is based on the Gender Links Power Map, as described in Barefoot Guide 4.

Game duration: 60 to 75 min - Number of players: 8 to 16 - For ages 13 and older

Developed out of the Barefoot Guide 4 Writeshop and the UN Associations of Finland and Tanzania. Soon to be published in Finnish.

Further scenarios will be developed and offered on the Barefoot Guide Website. Subscribe to Updates to be notified about these.

Free Download of the Game Files here - available in English and Finnish

(to print out yourself)


Email us here for printed copies (English only)

Community-Based Organisations: Free plus postage

Local NGOs: 5 euros plus postage

International NGOs:10 euros plus postage

(includes a box - see pic below)


UN Association of Finland has produced PowerTalk together with Barefoot Guide Connection and with support from UN Association of Tanzania.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has supported the development of the game as part of Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative.