How and where can I play?
The 2030 SDGs Game was developed in Japan in 2016. As of 2018, there are over 200 accredited facilitators in Japan, where game events are held frequently. The game began to be introduced in other countries in 2018 and the first facilitator training in English will take place in February 2019. Until then, there are still few events outside of Japan. Please click here for upcoming events.
Can I host the game?
We can introduce any accredited facilitators who may live near your area or country. Please contact us using the contact form.
Can we buy the game?
The 2030 SDGs Game set is not for sale. Instead, we give the 2030 SDGs Game to facilitators who have completed our training for facilitating the game. To our delight and surprise, many people have become interested in the 2030 SDGs Game since its development, and we have had many requests from people who want to “buy the game.” Because of that, we have given much thought to various options—for instance, simply selling the game kits, providing the cards essentially free of charge by raising money through crowdfunding, and various other approaches. But unlike many of the publicly available card games or board games, which have clear rules and guidelines that guarantee a certain quality of experience regardless of who plays, the 2030 SDGs Game is essentially a simulation game: it has an unlimited variety of scenarios, depending on the decisions, actions and involvement of the players. If the facilitator lacks the appropriate skill set, the game can drift away from its original purpose, and sometimes does not work at all.
How can I become a facilitator?
If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact us using the contact form. The first facilitator training in English will take place in Tokyo in February 2018. Trainings outside of Japan will happen based on demand.