Ocean Limited

Type of Game: 
Tabletop game (e.g., board game, card game, printouts)
Target Audience: 
University and graduate students
Elementary and secondary school students
General public

The ocean is a location of growing conflicts. While open-ocean fishermen hunt down the last tuna, energy companies are exploring new minerals in the deep sea. Sports divers worry about dying coral reefs, while traditional fishermen are struggling to survive…

In Ocean Limited, players take on the roles of these and other stakeholders and negotiate their interests in marine resources. They are confronted with the environmental consequences of human uses and the impacts of climate change on the oceans. If they want to preserve their livelihoods for the future, the players need to find sustainable compromises among their interests.

Ocean Limited is a game for groups of at least 10 players from age 14, intended for use in high schools and environmental education groups. Adult marine enthusiasts will have fun too and learn a lot about complex and fragile ocean systems!

Read a Skimmer interview with game developers.

A draft publication on use of the game is available through the contact below.

Contact: info [at] ocean-limited.de