Books et al.Science Education

Game changers

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Science  10 Feb 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6325, pp. 587
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5437

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Summary

Board games are growing as a popular hobby in mainstream culture and academic circles, thanks, in part, to the rise of "Eurogames," which emphasize strategy and individual development over luck and conflict. Given their wide appeal, board games also represent a media form ripe with potential for science education. This review presents two games with environmentally themed expansions that can help kick-start discussions on the effects of climate change.