The Peasant Social Economy (PSE) is an addition to the Peasant Business School, developed by MIK in 2012. It enables you to carry out workshops and classes introducing the subject of the social economy and the social responsibility of business.
In the classic version of the Peasant Business School, players are focused on the accumulation of assets, and the person who gains the largest amount of mountain gold pieces is the winner. In the case of the Peasant Social Economy, the game is a bit different. Although players are still subject to laws of the free market, making money is not their only goal as they become actively involved in activities undertaken for the good of their local community in the form of foundations e.g. a municipal hospital or a brass band.
You need to have both the classic version of the Peasant Business School, as well as the Peasant Social Economy addition in order to play PSE. A game can be played with the participation of 12 to 30 players aged 12 years or more. A PSE game is played by two-member trading partnerships. Partners (members of partnerships) assume the role of craftsmen – entrepreneurs such as bakers, weavers, or blacksmiths, who manufacture their products, trade them in the market, organise commercial expeditions to different cities specified on the board – a historical map of Europe, and then use the money they have earned and the goods they have accumulated to make foundations for the benefit of the local community. For each foundation made, they receive a certain number of points. The partnership with the highest score wins. Players must keep a balance between the business activity and social involvement so as not to lose financial liquidity.