Instructions: 

You have 10 days to catch as many fish as you can. The money you make from these fish will need to support your family for the next month. Each fish nets $2.

Each day, you'll choose whether you want to take none, one, two, or three fish for the day. There are two other fisher folk also trying to catch as many fish as they can - they will follow your lead, and base their catch on yours.

The lake in which you are fishing can only support 20 fish (that is the carrying capacity of the lake). Every night, the fish that remain after a day of fishing will reproduce at a rate of 25% (for the purpose of this game, we round to the nearest whole number). However, the total number of fish can't exceed 20. For instance, if there are 12 fish, they will multiply to 15 overnight. If there are 19, they will multiply to 20.

Ready to play? Remember: the object of the game is to have as many fish as possible at the end of the game.

 

Playing the Fish Game (Video)

Jaimie Cloud explains the objective and rules of the Fish Game, then offers a short debrief.

 
 

Play The Fish Game with Students, Colleagues and Friends!

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The Fish Game Facilitators Kit

The Fish Game Kit includes the Fish Game Guide with the fish game, instructions on how to facilitate the fish game, and how to debrief the fish game, and the Fish Game PowerPoint so you can implement the fish game in your class or organization. PREVIEW THE FISH GAME

| $50 | Buy Hardcopy | $40 | Buy Download

The Fish Game Playing Cards and SCH'ish!

NEW! 2 Games in 1!This classroom set of 6 decks of cards is designed to be used along with the Fish Game Kit. Replace your paper cut outs of fish with these playing cards, and engage your students in a learning activity that transforms their thinking about the role they play in contributing to a sustainable future. Turn the cards over for SCH'ish!, the School of Fish Brain Break Game of memory and logic - fun for all ages! (Sch’ish! instructions included)

| $29 | Buy One Deck |$189 | Buy Classroom Set of 6 Decks + The Facilitators Guide