The aim of ‘My way’ is to help people understand the impact of career decisions. During the game, players go through the different stages a career (e.g. education, the world of work and career changes). They can win or lose points based on several main categories (Money, Experience, Reputation, Health, Time and Happiness). There are no wrong answers. Each decision helps to develop the player’s self-awareness and experiences. The unique feature of the game is that players can simulate real-life experiences, get concrete feedback on their decisions and evaluate their self-awareness.
The game was based on a version developed by the Lithuanian Euroguidance Centre and was published in Hungary by the national Euroguidance centre in 2016.
Progression through the game is via the roll of a dice. The game board presents the elements of a career pathway (learning, job-seeking, employment, changing a career). During the game, players present personal experiences gained during their individual career pathway. When landing on certain squares, players have to draw a card (‘Difficulty’, ‘Challenge’, ‘Question’). The questions are related to career decisions, professional processes and the labour market. The quizmaster/moderator monitors the answers. The game ends, when all players reach the ‘finish’ square.
The game requires the presence of a moderator (quizmaster). The moderator has to be able to lead a group discussion and to support consensus building. Based on experience so far, the board game is best suited to small group sessions, e.g. group careers guidance sessions or job-search clubs.