Mini – München rules of the game
Mini-München is a Play City, in which things work partly like in a real town. The town is managed and administered by children and youth and supported by adults. The basics for Mini-München are the Mini-München game rules.
1. At the start
New participants receive their game ID card in the Mini-München entrance area. It enables the players to become a citizen of Mini-München, to work and study there in order to eventually gain full citizenship (Vollbürgerschaft).
The game ID card is a personal document, which is subject to the responsibility of its owner. In case of loss, a fee for a replacement ID card must be paid.
2. Working and earning money
Kids can choose a profession either at the job center or directly at the various businesses from 10 to 11 a.m.
Those who get a job card take it to the assigned workshop or institution and start their work. For each job a minimum of half an hour of work is recommended.
When the work is done, every employe receives a paycheck, which – together with the job card – can be cashed in for “MiMüs” at the bank. However, this is only possible within 30 minutes after the job has been finished! More than 30 minutes old pay checks are invalid. Trafficking with job cards is strictly forbidden! Mini-München has its own currency, called “MiMü”. New bank notes are out for the 14th “Spielstadt”. Last years’ “MiMüs” are not valid anymore.
One hour of work equals 5 “MiMüs”. One out of 5 “MiMüs” is being retained as a city tax. Prize money and donations must be registered at the city administration. They are taxed and listed in the game ID card.
3. Studying and teaching
The Mini-München university offers the possibility to study or to give lectures oneself. Studying is paid the same way work is being paid. The university offers lectures and seminars. At the university participants are able to work as professors, too.
4. Full citizenship (Vollbürgerschaft) and more
One needs a full citizenship in order to: – be allowed to vote and to be elected – go into business for oneself – open a business – buy property – get a driver’s licence – be able to take up certain professions
Having 4 hours of work and 4 hours of studies inlisted in the game ID card and additionally having fulfilled a set of other requirements, a player is allowed to apply for full citizenship (Vollbürgerschaft). After an exam at the citizen’s service (Bürgerbüro) one receives his full citizenship ID. The full citizenship is valid until 2010. Full citizenship IDs from previous years are still valid
5. Elections and municipal politics
Elections for the members of the city council and the position of the mayor take place every week. The city council in cooperation with the mayor conduct the city’s affairs. The electoral procedure is regulated through election guidelines.
The citizens’ council is the institution, to pass laws and new rules for Mini-München, and also to change them. The citizens’ council is being prepared and held by the city hall. A citizens’ council can also be initiated by the citizens with a minimum of 50 signatures.
6. Enterprises and businesses
Besides the municipal enterprises there are also private ones in Mini-München. Participants are also able to open own businesses or service companies. They must be registered at the city hall’s trade office. The condition for getting a concession is full citizenship. Additionally free property must be available.
7. Civic duties and breaches of the rules
Mini-München’s vitality is based on its citizens and their active participation. Every citizen is responsible to play a fair and peaceful game. Older citizens are encouraged to take over responsibility for younger visitors of the “Spielstadt”.
There will be immediate sanctions to any act of violence or thievery. Violations of the game will be taken to the municipal court. Participants who endanger the proper functioning of Mini-München are risking to be banned from the “Spielstadt”.
8. Who passes rules can also change them
Also well approved rules can be improved. This is also true for the Mini-München rules which can be subject to addition and modification. A majority vote in the citizens’ council is the precondition for this purpose.