Board games, card games, dice games… those that are relatively easy to make DIY, with some paper, cardboard and some paint.
Have experts lecture about environmental issues (recycling, energy efficiency, carbon footprint, emissions).
Brainstorm around games, try out different types of existing games.
You could take good existing games, such as Trivial Pursuit, and remake the rules, the content and the way you score points. And let the groups redesign the board, playing cards and whatever accessories is needed to play the game.
Have some volunteer art or architecture students help the groups with advice about manufacturing of prototypes, so that all of the teams can produce their type of game, design packaging… consult a local printing industry if some would want to manufacture large amounts of their game.
IDEAS for game play:
- a regular game that you play face-to-face with your opponents.
- online; text messaging each move you make to your opponent. Similar to correspondence-chess, with ongoing challenges on distance, one draw per day (or other time limits)
- Mix of online, high-tech and offline methods. (could include combination of text messaging, picture messaging, instagram or sending attached photos to players email. Could include assignments to go and visit recycling center or finding out facts about low energy light bulbs…
- If the game designers want other hightech-options for computers perhaps they could team up with software programming companies? or computer engineer students?
Point of Sales: markets, go around to toy shops... knocking door-to-door in the buildings where you live... all of the involved gamedesigners could re-sell all the other games from the other groups. you could arrange a countrywide network, a collaborative effort, spread out and they all have lots of available games to sell from a brochure. Some could join and sell their games in bundle-deals 3 for the price of 1.
Other revenue models: have very low price on the sale of the games, but have sponsor companies donate the materials needed, and let them buy ad space on the packaging of the games.
Companies and Government org's could pay large fees if they wish to hold such Game-workshops for their staff, to teach about creativity and environment.
Potential Spinoffs: Combine the workshops with some entrepreneurial training, basic economics, fundamentals about marketing and advertising. Or take help from experts on start-ups, entrepreneurial training... Let people from recycling and energy sector come and lecture or have seminars around what is important topics.
Set up an account on Etsy or similar web-shop and target the whole world.
Do you have additional ideas for details or gaming areas that would improve upon this project? Please comment below, i appreciate any input and feedback!