FDJ or Youth Group? Study in Moscow or secretly distribute leaflets in the opposition? Federal President or political exile? What will your biography of the Wende period look like?
With WENDEPUNKTE you can act out a possible life in the GDR and after reunification. You experience the constraints of the system, the contradictions of a possible biography and you make decisions for whose consequences you will later have to answer. In a playful way, you experience the political turning point that turned the lives of millions of people upside down in 1989.
WENDEPUNKTE is a simple, fast and captivating card game that is always fun to play and conveys a piece of German-German history in a tangible way.
Games simplify, they reduce and abstract. This is precisely why they lend themselves to making complex topics accessible.
WENDEPUNKTE gives your students a feel for life in the GDR and the time after. The playful re-experiencing demands decisions from the players and thus a critical comprehension of the depicted situation. "How would you have acted?" and "What factors influence your actions?" are central questions. Scoring occurs twice in the game - before and after 1989 - illustrating the paradigm shift that occurred at that time and why events are evaluated differently at different times.
This playful impulse confronts the students with the conditions, dependencies and constraints of a system that they themselves never experienced and gives you, dear teachers, numerous starting points for designing your lessons. The accompanying booklet contains numerous ideas to deepen the topic beyond the game experience.