The game was a re-enactment of the American Revolution, which was certainly an important milestone in the history of mankind because it was a reflection of the powerful ideas that were formulated by Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke. One of the most important lessons that I learned from this game was the influence of power in decision-making process and the two forms of power, implicit and explicit. The influence of power is still apparent in places such as Egypt, which has shown the negative effects of localization of power to a single ruler. This essay focuses on the strategies that were implemented by the players of the game and the effects of power dynamics on the overall outcome of the game. In addition, this essay evaluates
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Also, members chose sides based on what history had dictated and this to a certain extent explains why a significant number of people chose Patriots side. Additionally, Livingstone was selected to run all of the meetings and this was advantageous to the Patriots because they had complete control over the meeting and can change the course of the conversation at any instance.
On the other hand, Madeline who was playing the character of Delancey and had the same political power as Noah did not assert her power due to her personality. The fact that Madeline was not able to assert her power forced Theo to harness this power and use it to manipulate people such as Bryan to join Loyalists side. After the second meeting, I felt that Madeline could have tapped into alternative sources of power, which include attempting to persuade Loyalists members such as Joanna, Aparna, and Grace Ko outside the classroom either by offering land (and other benefits) or by instilling fear that they will be imprisoned by British troops for affiliation with Son’s of Liberty. Furthermore, some of the arguments and decisions made throughout the game (especially the first two meetings) were not historically plausible. For instance, Liz who was playing the character of a widow and was a