Extreme Event - Game Materials Download

Everything you need to run an Extreme Event game experience in your community, workplace, or school here. Just click below to download & learn more about becoming a Certified Facilitator!
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Everything you need to run the Extreme Event game

Support resilience-building efforts in your community by downloading the game kit.

The kit includes everything below for free...
  • Extreme Event facilitator guide
  • Extreme Event - Digital Game Portal
  • Rules & Resources guide
  • Sound effects - all scenarios
  • Presentations - all scenarios
  • Game scoring rubric / presentation
  • Full game kit (nametags, sector cards, resource cards, etc.)
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What people are saying  

I've hosted Extreme Events games with all kinds of groups - from six year-olds to public officials - with great success! 
I'm planning to tell my colleagues in my program to recommend this to them. It's good for both learning the Extreme Event game and becoming a great facilitator. I learned both!
If you are focused on resilience outcomes and instilling confidence at the community level, this is a spectacular program!

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Extreme Event is an award-winning, in-person role-playing game that gives participants a taste of what it takes to build
community resilience in the face of disaster. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during
an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation led by a trained facilitator.

Developed by the National Academy of Sciences’ Koshland Science Museum (now LabX) in collaboration with the
ResilientAmerica Roundtable, Extreme Event’s content draws on recommendations from the seminal National Research Council report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative and has been reviewed by experts and staff of the National Academies.

What do certified facilitators have to say?

This will help your agency and community be more prepared and resilient... Everyone in EM should strongly consider taking the facilitator certification program and become part of this great network!
This is a great program for entry level facilitators - there is so much value in the discussions and materials. Extreme Event incorporates many elements into a cohesive and understandable game!
This is a tool that you can add to your toolbox if you're looking for team building activities & strengthening relationships... it's a great opportunity to get people thinking in creative directions and encourages creative problem solving. 


Do I need to sign up for the facilitator certification program to get the materials?

No! The game kit & downloadable content are included in the certification program for ease of use, but you are under no obligation to sign up for the certification to download the Extreme Event materials.

Do the materials cost anything to download?

Nope. Though there is a fee to become a "certified" facilitator, anyone can use the entire game kit, including all Extreme Event game materials (the "DIY" version). These materials are made 100% free to download by the National Academy of Sciences & LabX.

Who should download the Extreme Event game kit?

Anyone can download the kit, but Extreme Event has proven most successful with audiences from education, healthcare, emergency management, youth leadership, and other civic & resilience-minded organizations.

Who can participate in Extreme Event?

The game is designed to be played by anyone +12 years or older and has been played all around the world. Download the game materials & explore the orientation module to learn more about how to run a successful game experience!

Everyone has a role to play. | It's all about coalitions. | We're in this together. | You can't plan for everything. | Resilience starts at home.

The five Extreme Event themes drive the entire gameplay experience. With meaningful discussion, engaging activities, and thoughtful collaboration, you can incorporate the Extreme Event game into your learning, community engagement, and other initiatives to highlight the importance and approachability of resilience-building methods.

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