Games for Peace is a growing community of people who believe that online games represent a radical new way of bridging the gap between young people in conflict zones. We use popular, commercial video games, whose themes revolve around the ideas of communication and collaboration within a virtual world. By exploiting their mass appeal, we aim to promote dialogue in some of the most tension-ridden parts of the globe. At Games for Peace, our programs have a common goal – to counteract the negative stereotypes players from different national, religious and ethnic backgrounds often have of each other. We do this by encouraging a shared, positive experience of game-playing, in an environment where communication and creativity are prized.