Meltdown: the first board game that melts

by thewheatandthechaff


From Germany comes a nice real-life gamification of a big problem: global warming. GEOlino, a science magazine for children, wanted its young readers to experience the effects of global warming. Not with lots of dry theory, but in a child-oriented way. They created MELTDOWN – the first board game that melts.



The aim of the game is to take a polar bear family from the permanent ice floes to safety on the mainland. It’s a race against time, as the way leads across real, slowly melting ice floes, which children can make themselves with the accompanying mould, a bit of water and a freezer compartment. Get in touch with the makers of the game on the Meltdown site, and watch the vid below: