This paper presents insights from an interactive seminar game using system dynamics to help the U.S. Latin American policy community explore issues associated with the process of paramilitary demobilization in Colombia. The game used system dynamics to represent the strategic interactions of the key actors in the Colombian paramilitary peace process, including their pursuit of both competing and complimentary goals. The process leveraged the gaming mode and rapid causal tracing capabilities of the Vensim™ system dynamics software to generate an interactive event in which players generated a rich set of strategic interactions in a hands-on learning environment. The success of the event suggests a promising new approach for leveraging the power of systems thinking and system dynamics software in policymaking and learning environments.