A card game that tests your ability to solve 52 everyday moral dilemmas
In life, we are regularly faced with dilemmas: complex moral problems for which there are no obvious answers. When a friend confesses to having an affair, do we keep their secret? When a colleague has terrible breath, do we let them know? When a stranger is crying on the bus, do we offer comfort or keep our distance? In such moments, we long for some good advice to help us find a way forward.
The Dilemmas Game invites you to flex your moral muscles and compare your problem-solving skills with those of your friends and family. Players must propose different solutions to 52 common dilemmas, using analogies or drawing on real-life experiences to explain their answers. It’s a fun and enlightening way of practising for the inevitable quandaries of life.
The cards cover five categories:
Your close friend has confessed to you that they are cheating on their partner, with whom you are also close. You have been sworn to secrecy, but you hate being a party to their deception. Whichever course you choose will mean betraying a friendship. What would you do?
You’ve been offered a prestigious job at a large multinational company. It’s your ideal role at an increased salary, but the company has a chequered record, having been implicated in several humanitarian disasters in underdeveloped countries. What would you do?
An old friend you have not seen in several years calls you up to say that they need you to lend them a high but ultimately manageable sum of money to help cover the cost of their mother’s funeral. Although they may well be telling the truth, your knowledge of their slightly chaotic past makes you suspect they may have another purpose in mind. What would you do?