BC24

The Business Continuity Institute

BCAW 2017

Business  Continuity Awareness Week BC24How well would you handle a crisis?  Why not test yourself against the best in the world?

During Business Continuity Awareness Week, and the surrounding weeks, the BCI will be offering free use of its BC24 online incident simulation game, allowing users to put their crisis response skills to the test.

What is it?

BC24 is a single scenario game involving a flood, supply chain failure and impending reputational consequences.  The game features six roles, which you can play on your own or with colleagues: BCM Manager, Senior Director, HR Director, IT Director, PR Manager, and Procurement Manager.  No prior knowledge of business continuity is required.

I’m a business continuity manager, how does BC24 help me?

BC24 provides a valuable option in any exercising toolkit. It removes the requirement for investment in the development of an exercise. It is tried and tested, and well-liked based on the testimonials received. With data from some 2,000 teams, BC24 allows informal benchmarking against many other teams, and it can be supported by less experienced business continuity professionals. 

I’m not a business continuity manager, how does BC24 help me?

BC24 will give you a good understanding of the likely questions you will have to deal with during a crisis and the decisions that will need to be taken. It also highlights the impact that decisions made in one part of the organization will have on other areas and the need to make decisions quickly. It will take 10-15 minutes of your time to play and you will get feedback at the end of the game.  At the end of the game you can reflect how your own organization would deal with a similar situation.

Five simple steps to play BC24*:

  1. From the start of May 2017, visit the game site here: http://bc24.thebci.org/
  2. Select ‘Register Now’
  3. Enter your contact details and the game passcode 'prepbcaw2017'
  4. Name your team and assign yourself to the role that you want to play. If you are playing with colleagues, then assign them to their roles at the same time.
  5. Select ‘Join’ and play the game. Your colleagues will receive an email inviting them to play BC24 directly. They just need to click the embedded link. At the end of the game you will receive your score along with feedback.

And if I need help?

Just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Enjoyed the game?

If you enjoyed the game, then why not ask the BCI about buying a licence to play all year round.  Just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

*Follow these steps the first time you play. For any subsequent games, login first, and then set up new games under the ‘manage’ section.  More details can be found in the User Guide, downloadable from the BC24 game site home page.