MSP Challenge (multiple variations)

Type of Game: 
Tabletop game (e.g., board game, card game, printouts)
Screen-based game (e.g., app, online game, software-based game)
Target Audience: 
Conservation and management professionals
University and graduate students


“The MSP Challenge uses game technology and role-play to support communication and learning for Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). Since 2011, a role-playing game, a board game and a digital interactive simulation platform have been developed. The MSP Challenge editions have been used in workshops, conferences, education, as well as for real life stakeholder engagement. The authors give an overview of the development of the MSP Challenge and reflect on the value of the approach as an engaging and ‘fun’ tool for building mutual understanding, community-based learning and communicating MSP. The MSP simulation games support cross-border MSP learning in EU-funded projects. The MSP board game travel edition supports IOC-UNESCO and DG Mare roadmap for MSPglobal.”

The digital version (simulation platform) of MSP Challenge will be released open source and for free on the website in 2020.

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