KEEP COOL Boardgame

Gambling with the Climate

In a game of KEEP COOL, three to six players represent groups of countries such as Europe, OPEC, or the developing countries. For one to two hours they can choose between “black” and “green” growth, but also adapt to inevitable climate impacts like droughts or floods. The strength of these increases when the world temperature rises. Additionally, lobby groups like the oil industry or environmental groups have to be taken into account. The winner is the player who most efficiently reconciles climate protection with lobby interests. If some players are too ruthless, everybody lose

Getting started (Video Tutorial)

Our partners from ECOVISIO created a wonderful introductory video for the KEEP COOL boardgame. All rules of the game are explained and you’ll get a lot of hints how to manage a KEEP COOL game e.g. for your friends our in environmental education.

The Paris-Glasgow Extension

This is a simple extension of Keep Cool (boardgame version) to simulate the countries’ “pledges”, which have been reported about quite frequently before and during the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow.

We welcome critical reports about this extension and suggestions for improvement as well as translation in different languages.

Elements of the game