Forming Participant Teams in Simulation Games

Toni F. Badgett


Several options are available to administrators in forming participant teams in simulation gaming. These options include: (1) random selection, (2) participant selection, and (3) balanced-selection procedures. The key evaluation criteria in choosing a selection strategy include: (1) competitiveness, (2) peer relations, and (3) realism. This paper postulates that balanced- selection procedures yield significant advantages as compared to alternative methods.

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