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November 9 & 10, 2018

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November 15, 2018

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October, 2018

Oct. 16–22 California

Oct. 23–28 New York


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What are the SDGs?

The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are 17 goals and 169 targets set to achieve by the year 2030 to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

Achieving the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations.

For more information about the SDGs, click on the button below:

What is the 2030's SDGs game?

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 in Japan, earning extensive media coverage and reaching over 12,000 participants last year.

2030 SDGs Game events are held in corporate, governmental, educational, and community settings, and now has over 100 trained facilitators in a rapidly growing community within Japan.

Now, due to a growing demand to bring the game to the rest of the world, we have created an English edition and are beginning to introduce it to a wider audience overseas.

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 90 minutes, and generally works best in a
2 ½ hour time frame.

Why make it a game?

The SDGs are ambitious and can seem overwhelming, simply due to their volume and scope. While dramatic in their potential impact on the world, approaching them can be daunting.

A game approach has three powerful advantages:

  1. It gives people a direct experience of participating in co-creating a sustainable world (“I can do it”; “what I do makes a difference.”)
  2. It simplifies and makes accessible an extremely complex issue to a level that allows people to begin to understand, while stimulating our natural curiosity to learn more.
  3. It activates players’ natural instincts to set their aim toward a worthy goal, simultaneously building confidence and making it enjoyable, while inspiring and motivating players to take action in the real world.

How can you bring the game to your community?

We are looking for venues and community leaders who are interested in hosting us. This game is a tremendous resource and catalyst for anyone who wants to inspire, motivate, and empower your community or organization to embrace a vision of a sustainable world.

If you are interested in hosting the game, please contact us using the
form below.

Who are we?

The Wakupro Foundation and Imacocollabo—the game creators—are partnering to bring the 2030 SDGs Game to the world.

Skip Swanson directs the Global Sustainability Initiative at the Wakupro Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering youth and creating global mindsets.

Visit the Wakupro website. (Japanese only)

Takeo Inamura and Takeshi Muranaka are the designers of the 2030 SDG Game and the founding directors of Imacocollabo, a Japanese NGO with a mission to inspire collaborative action to create a sustainable future.

Visit the Imacocollabo website.

Get in touch with us

Send us a message if you are interested in hosting us or if you have any questions by using the form below

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