• Guest post- Joanna

    From the coordinator’s point of view The 2016 has come with its new challenges and opportunities. The „Athena” is in production now and will be soon distributed to all CISV chapters around Norway. I can’t wait to have it shipped to Poland and show it to my family and friends. ...
  • What about a cup of coffee?

    The working group has people from different countries from all over the world. We have the facilitators (Håkon, Rasmus and I) from Norway. The EVS are from Poland (Johanna) and Italy (Fiooco), and the designer (Camila) from Colombia. Did you know in Colombia they start drinking coffee when they are ...
  • GUEST POST -PER HELGE

    Landsmøtet på Hell 2015. Vi ble delt i grupper, noe som er ganske standard i CISV. 8 stk. av oss ble plassert i en ring og fikk utdelt en lapp hver. Dette er også ganske vanlig praksis i CISV. Så ble vi gitt noen instruksjoner og fikk fortalt at dette ...
  • It is more than just a board game

    Much like most board games, Athena is fun to play. However, Athena is more than just a board game. It can even be called an educational tool. So why is this? Well, Athena actually has a set of debrief questions linked to the game, further on the experiences one has ...
  • Guest post — Line

    It has almost been a year since the idea for this junior project was born, and I am so excited to see how far the group and the project has come! In the beginning it was all just an idea. Something that no one has never done before. An idea ...
  • Athena and youth empowerment

    What is youth empowerment? Wikipedia states that it is an attitudinal, structural and cultural process, where young people gain the ability and authority to take decisions and are given the opportunity to implement change, bringing innovation into organisations. a  A CISV programmes and activities have exactly these characteristic, they progressively empower ...
  • Debrief - how can Athena educate you about the current refugee situation in Europe?

    Did you know that by playing Athena you could also get a better understanding of the dynamics regarding the refugee situation in Europe? Athena is not just a fun board game developed by juniors from CISV Norway. It is also educational! Like much of the things we do in CISV, ...
  • Testing, testing, testing, and now we are done

    You might have guessed or read that making a board game involves a lot of testing. Well, true to the long, I mean short, tradition of board game making in CISV, we have tested a lot. With that  we have learnt a great deal. Here are some key factors to ...
  • Snakes have arrived!

    When working on a board game you face a lot of challenges. Some are expected, like having to fix mechanical issues or content issues. One problem we did not see coming was colour blindness. One in twelve men are in fact affected by some kind of colour blindness! As a ...
  • Designing for CISV

    By Camila Barrera Daza, the designer of Athena. What makes something a "CISV thing"? Well, if it is an activity, you know it's a CISV activity because it is planned and executed with the goal of achieving new attitudes, skills and knowledge in one of the CISV content areas. Or ...
  • We lost the boards

    Yes, we have spent some time off the blog, but don’t worry we haven’t slacked on the project. A couple of weeks ago we attended the overlappingsseminar where we played the same version of the game as we did on Global Conference. We then used our time very inefficiently when ...
  • Global Conference— "Dun dun duuuun"

    Now as we are moving closer and closer to the date of Global Conference (4th of August - 9th of August), things are getting a bit hectic. The plan is to have the first prototype ready to present in a session. This means that all of our texts and other ...