Privacy Game - In Facebook

Welcome to the Open University's Privacy game.

Have you ever thought about what your personal information might be worth?

Privacy refers to how we maintain our personal boundaries by choosing what personal information we share with others. This game is designed to highlight how privacy and consent work online.

Players make decisions about which information they reveal, who they reveal it to and why. For example, you may decide to trade some information for gifts when shopping on a website; or you may decide to keep other information secret when posting on a social networking site.

Play against your friends or the computer to see if you can make the most of your valuable information!


Authorise our App

To begin, click the link below to authorise this app.

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Game link for you to share:

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Invite your friends to play along, or play against Computer players...

Join this game!

Your name will be shown as:

What's your current attitude to giving out personal data online?

Please answer this quick question before playing...

Now you've played the game, do you think you'll change the way you give out your personal data online?

Thanks for playing! Whilst we're calculating scores, please answer the following:

You are playing as a ...

Persona Name

Try to

You will score double points with these cards

Try to

You've now got the Card Title card.

PLAYER wants to trade

has information to trade. Do you want to find out more or ignore?

Select a piece of information to trade

Select information to begin trading or finish your turn.

Now select which information you want to share with other players:

  • Title
  • Categories
  • Scores

Trades on the floor

Click on the information you want to trade.

  • Player1

  • Player2

  • Player3

  • Player4

Trade Information

Select a card on the left to trade information.

  • Player X

  • Your trade

Choose which information to share:
Title  Categories  Scores

Well done!

You have just scored XX points

Did you know...

You got new information

Final Scores

This game highlights the value of personal information and how it can be used online. There are, as the game demonstrates, trade-offs to be had when providing information online - some good, some bad. Ultimately we hope that playing this game has drawn attention to the value of this information, particularly your information and how you use it.


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Privacy Game - In Facebook



What is personal information worth?

In this game, you play a character seeking to make the most out of the information they hold.

You score points by making columns of 3 or more pieces of the same type (colour) of information on the board.

Click on a piece of information to select it then click on the board where you want to place it.

It's up to you to decide where your information is worth most.

Find out more about this game

Your info

  • Card 1
  • Card 2
  • Card 3
  • Card 4
  • Card 5


Event information will appear here





  • You are playing as:
  • You score double for playing information
  • You score double for keeping information