2030 SDGs Game

What is 2030 SDGs Game?

It’s a multiplayer, card-based game that simulates taking the “real world” into the year 2030.

The game sees participants working together and in groups. Exploring how the world can achieve sustainability goals. Will you create a prosperous, fair and sustainable world?

The whole experience takes 2 ½ hours including playing and reflection. Plus some extra time for networking.

A video from a recent game played in the Carribean (gameplay) …

What effect does the game have?

Participants experience a change in perspective. Most players finish the game feeling excited, connected and ready to take action.

Players often ask, “What can I do next to make a difference?” 

While players do finish the game with an understanding of the goals, targets and the various ways the world can achieve these. The change in attitude and worldview is the most significant effect.

Where has the game come from? 

The game was made by Imacocollabo, a company that focuses on international collaboration.

Designed in Japan in 2016, this experience has become a powerful and impactful social phenomenon in Japan. Earning extensive media coverage and reaching over 30,000 participants last year.

2030 SDGs Game events take place in corporate, governmental, educational, and community settings. There are now over 300 trained facilitators within the community in Japan.

Now, due to a growing demand to bring the game to the rest of the world. Imacocollabo have created an English version.

Game Application, eg Design Thinking & Leadership Development Programs

The game lasts 2.5-3 hours and is a standalone experience, but it can also be combined with other elements for an even bigger impact.

For example, we’ve often added a design thinking process or a design sprint so that participants can connect their new awareness about the SDGs to something actionable in their organisation.

As an other example, for one client we kicked off an 18-month High-Potential (HiPo) Staff Development Program with the 2030 SDGs Game. We even linked this with the company’s expanding Mentoring program, and threaded the UN SDGs throughout. By giving the HiPo’s sustainability-related projects to focus their energies on, the client was able to deeply engage these more purpose-driven employees, demonstrating the company’s commitment to making a difference and expanding their company’s mission.

The game is a starting point. Ask us how we can support you on your sustainability journey.

Coming Up:
2030 SDGs Game Demo Sessions

November 26, 2020 6.30pm-8.30pm

December 8, 2020 6.30pm-  8.30pm ​

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