I’ve heard quite a few people ranting and raving about this card game called “Conflicted.” Conflicted basically puts you in a position where you have to evaluate and act on a scenario you may not have ever considered.
The game can be played by yourself, or with a group. I found that it is the most beneficial with a group. This is because it promotes critical thinking and communication within the group. This allows you to not only become better mentally prepared for an uncomfortable situation, but also forces you to consider alternatives to your initial reaction.
To play Conflicted, you are read a scenario. From that scenario, you answer the question given. The rest of the group then discusses and provides constructive criticism/alternatives to your response.
The game is very thought provoking and the group responses can be extremely interesting.
I have played the game, and just ordered one of each deck. Even if I don’t play it with anybody, just reading a card now and then should be enough to help myself become more mentally prepared.
After playing Conflicted I found it made me feel, well, conflicted! We should consider that a good thing! We all know that in a disaster, many unexpected things will inevitably crop up. Playing Conflicted forces you to think quickly, evaluate what data you have, and make the best decision you can. I find this skill to be one we often overlook.
Your mental preparedness is just as important (if not more) than a well stocked pantry.
I think the game is priced reasonably at $14.95 per deck. Especially considering that I can spend that at McDonalds in a night and regret it immediately.
You can pick up your decks by heading over to conflicted’s website: here.