If the B.C. teachers’ strike continues into September, a new board game could prove popular at picket lines around the province.
Two teachers, Jean-Michel Oblette and Loren Letourneau, have created Christy’s World, a satirical game that allows two to five people at a time to play as Premier Christy Clark.
Oblette, a French immersion teacher at Kerrisdale elementary school, told the Georgia Straight each player’s goal is to become the most unpopular leader while “wreaking as much havoc as you can”.
“We just wanted to poke fun at the whole situation with the way that we see that Christy Clark has been instrumental in attempting to shut down the whole public school system in B.C.,” Oblette said by phone from his Vancouver home. “And we’re trying to link that to her own personality and possibly some environmental issues.”
As of August 19, Oblette and Letourneau had raised $90—almost twice their modest $50 goal—on Kickstarter for distribution of the printable game. They’re looking at printing the game board on card stock, placing copies in coffee shops, and sending copies to MLAs and fellow teachers.
According to Oblette, the first player to reach 15 “impopularity” points wins. There are three ways to obtain tokens as you travel around a map of B.C.: attending photo ops, privatizing industries and making oil and gas deals, and closing public schools.
Clark was unavailable for comment.
“Oh, I would hope that she’d be pretty pissed,” Oblette said with a chuckle. “I’ve thought about sending it to her.”