The Real Game was created by Bill Barry of St. John's, Newfoundland in Canada. The first version was piloted with 12 and 13 year old students at St. John Bosco Junior High School early in 1994.
25 Canadian and American career specialists met in September 1994 in Memramcook, New Brunswick to agree on an enhanced version to be piloted in 100 schools across Canada and the U.S. in 1995 by 5,000 students, teachers and parents. They all loved it, and insisted on the need for similar programs for all ages of students.
Since then Canada, led by National Life/Work Centre and the United States, initially lead led by the NOICC-SOICC network and later by America's Career Resource Network Association co-developed five more programs and implemented them in over 50,000 classrooms! Over 500,000 students now "play" these games daily in North America!
Other countries soon began joining The Real Game Series partnership. To visit any partner country click on its flag at home. To learn more about international partnerships please communicate with Real Game Series author Bill Barry at +1 709 579-1245.