The New Map Game: Update

THE NEW MAP GAME is being held May 31st - June 2nd, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Newport in Newport, Rhode Island.

Through collaboration between Alidade’s war gamers and Tom Barnett and The New Rule Sets Project’s strategic thinkers we are also pleased to announce that the country teams have been selected for the game.

The four teams will be:

  • United States, Old Core (Blue Team)
  • China, New Core (Gold Team)
  • Brazil, Seam State (Green Team)
  • Iran, Gap (White Team)
The teams were selected in order to set up interesting geo-political interactions such as U.S.-China-Iran and China-Brazil-U.S. Participants will be assigned a team upon arrival at the game.

Also, please check out Tom Barnett’s blog about THE NEW MAP GAME at that proclaims:

“…I think this game will be quite amazing…gaming the successes that need to occur, not just testing the failures we can already imagine. Contingency planning is about running failures to ground, but serious strategic planning is about exploiting successes for all they're worth….”
We also wanted to remind you that it is not too late to sign up for THE NEW MAP GAME at the Early Bird rate. Early Bird registration closes on April 18th. Afterwards, the Corporate and Government rates increase to the Standard Rates listed on the website.

Please note, due to game mechanics and the unique nature of this event, attendance is limited to the first 100 participants.

Register here and to learn more about this groundbreaking event, or contact the Game Director, David Jarvis, at