Save the World

Game characteristics

Type: family boardgame
Number of players: 3 - 6
Age: 12 years and up
Playing time: 90 minutes
o o o o o Strategy/Tactics
Game rules: German, Dutch


1 round playing board
16 cards with environmental problems, each on a particular place on earth
16 numbered markers, to indicate in how much time a particular problem should be solved
60 wooden blocks, indicating building materials
48 pawns in 6 colours to indicate who (with whom) is solving an environmental problem
4 globes to indicate how many rounds are left
bonus points
1 playing figure
1 dice


During the game 16 environmental problems all over the world should be solved. The players are environmentally engaged contractors who carry out projects to solve the environmental problems. Time presses, so the player who says he will be the first to finish the project, gets the order. Finishing the project within time yields bonus points. A player can choose to work together with another player. The players who has obtained the largest number of bonus points wins the game.


The theme of the game is solving world-wide environmental problems. The selection of the problems can be adapted to actual problems. But of course one can also choose local problems, e.g. problems that are specific to Germany. The game is very flexible and can easily be adapted on numerous details.


The game is finished. A prototype is available.