In Singapore Polytechnic Library, there are many interesting information we can gather through books, magazine, boardgames, and the librarian. For this project, I chose to play Earthopoly.
Earthopoly is a game for ages 6 and above. it is manufactured by Late for the sky production company.
This game is made from recycled products such as the paper in the game, the ink is vegetable oil-based ink and the game pieces are either made by nature or are recycled. the bag given to contain the game pieces is recycled plastic and the box is compostable.
This game is similar to monopoly. In this game there are give and take cards, If you land on the give and take space,you have to draw a give & take card, follow the instructions & place the card on the bottom of the deck. each player is given $1630. At the end of the 45 minutes, the player with the most money is the winner and get 10 extra credit points.
More information of the game can be found via
searching earthopoly game manual through the web.
- The goal of this game is to become the Caretaker of properties of the board,
- Earn funds for conservation efforts by collecting rent from another player when they land land on your property.
- Become the most eco-savvy Caretaker of the game
I played this game with both my friends Alicia on the bottom picture and yun jin on the left picture.
Overall, it was a fun game to play and we learn many information from this game.
Things like how to reduce waste, save water, off the lights when not using, what is a carbon neutral and what is a carbon footprint.
The ‘take’ card gives out quiz to test your knowledge about the environment. It then gives us the answer for us to understand more about it.
It also teaches about the 3 R’s (Reduse,Reuse & Recycle) ,teaches us about solar power and wind power. “source reduction” is reducing waste before you purchase it and “waste reduction” is using a natural resources wisely and using lesser than usual to avoid waste. You can “reuse” material in their original form instead of throwing them away, pass it to others who could use it. One man’s trash can be another man’s treasure. “Recycle” means to process old, used items to make new products.
I would recommend children to play this as it will teach them a lot about how to save the environment and be a good and responsible citizen. It also teaches not to waste goods and to be thrifty. I think for this game, I feel that it is recommended for parents to play along with their child so the parents could explain to their kids the reasons and importance of saving the environment while playing the game.
From this, I learned that citizenry is about being a responsible individual. Everyone has a role to play, to contribute to the society. It doesn’t have to be a very big action, even small actions like throwing away litter have their significance. Start small and do a part to be a good citizen.
Laura Branch(2013) Earthopoly guidelines Available at : http://www.lbranch.bajaru.com/apes-assignments/global-warming–4-weeks/earthopoly-guidelines.html (Accessed 24 June 2016)