Kibbutz: The Settlers of PalestineA social simulation game
Kibbutz: The Settlers of Palestine is an interactive online simulation — yes, a video game — that allows readers/players to assume the role of a kibbutz pioneer and guide their community through 100 years of history. Can you increase your kibbutz’s economy, population and reputation, as you try to maintain the social solidarity required by this experiment in radical democracy? What ideology will you uphold? Where in Palestine will you settle? And how will you define “success” in your utopian venture?
Every playthrough — just like every kibbutz — is different.
Kibbutz: The Settlers of Palestine stands on its own as a “choose your own utopia” historical simulation. Of course, you will have a strategic advantage if you read Chasing Utopia and understand more about kibbutz history…
Play Kibbutz: The Settlers of Palestine here on any browser. Challenge your friends to beat your score. Use it in the classroom to teach the history of Israel and the kibbutz.
And if you want a few tips on how to “succeed” in the kibbutz game, check out this cheat sheet.