Years ago when my kids were younger, I ran across the game Earthopoly. Of course I just HAD to get it! As the name suggests, it's the eco-friendly version of Monopoly. We even played it in my classroom one Earth Day, many years ago.
We all know board games are a great way to have some fun. But they also serve as a good opportunity to learn along the way.... and for some, maybe even save the planet. Many of the environmentally-slanted games that are out thereare cooperative games, showcasing the importance of how we all need to work together to solve the planetary problems. We either all win...or we don't.
Some of the popular eco games that are out there (listed alphabetically):
- Keep Cool
- Pacific Climate Adventures
- Rising Waters (based on the Great Mississippi flood of 1927)
- Tipping Point
- Popular Science's article by Zoe Dutton's 1-23-2023: How Climate Change Board Games Could Turn Play Into Action
- The Guardian's article: Can Board Games Teach Us About the Climate Crisis? Game creators say yes
- Columbia Climate School's article by Sarah Fecht 11-18-2022: Columbia Student Presents Climate Change Board Games at COP27
- Happy Eco New's article by James D'Souza's 2-21-2023: Climate Change Board Games Inspire Hope
- Forbes' article by James Morris, 10-28-2022: Can We Play Ourselves Out Of The Climate Crisis? With The Daybreak Boardgame, Maybe
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