2030 SDGs Game events are held in corporate, governmental, educational, and community settings.
The 2030 SDGs Game is a multiplayer, in-person, card-based game that simulates taking the “real world” into the year 2030.
Designed in Japan in 2016, this experience has become a powerful and impactful social phenomenon, earning extensive media coverage and reaching over 300,000 participants.
The game is designed to be played with anywhere from 5 to 50 players.
(That number can be expanded to a maximum of around 200 with multiple parallel ‘worlds’ operating at the same time.)
Play time is approximately 1 hour; with the necessary explanation and reflection afterward, it requires a minimum of 2 hours, and generally works best in a 2 ½ hour time frame.
If you are looking for a tool to build understanding and resilience amongst a group of people, who have never met, or who have worked together many times before, this is the game for you.
The SDG 2030 game was created to communicate the complexities of building a sustainable world and future for all. A world which is balanced, fair and offers opportunity whilst protecting the systems that underpin the survival of humanity.
Through facilitation, the game is run by the players, and the outcomes completely determined by their choices. Upon reflection, people relate the way they behave in the game to real life situations, they learn deep insights about themselves and experience 'a-ha' moments.
The game promotes sustainable thinking and behavioural change towards sustainable living
It provides an outlet for the environmental anxiety experienced by many today, promoting a change making mindset
It reaffirms each persons place in the world, their voice, their power to make change, and
challenges current behavioural models, and questions current societal, economic and political values.