Warfare, Conflict, Political and Military Insights

Stone Paper Scissors (formerly Past Perspectives) has over 30 years direct experience delivering wargames, crisis games and political/military games for a range of audiences, particularly in the defence field.

Manual wargames, and serious games in general, are a growing field, with awareness both in the UK and the USA of their importance as transparent, flexible and cost-effective ways of gathering insights and deveoping concepts and strategies.  Most recently, in 2017, the UK MoD published its first official publication onWargame Doctrine which indicates the prioirty the UK defence community places on the importance of using wargaming as a tool for thoughtful policy development. 

The Stone Paper Scissors team have provided original game designs, development and facilitation support for a number of recent studies, including the Army's EX AGILE WARRIOR and the RAF's EX EAGLE WARRIOR as well as other exercises for development of Senior Management teams in the MoD, and policy deveopment in the Full Spectrum arena.

In addition, Stone Paper Scissors adapts and uses successful techniques and approaches it has developed in the recreational game sphere (such as Megagames) to add depth to serious games as well as keeping them interesting and very accessible to senior personnel who are not necessarily familiar with games and their processes.