Games for the Future

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Games for the Future is a set of activities designed to engage participants in futures thinking and learning about the UN’s Global Goals for sustainable development. The games include:

  • Cards for Humanity, where players brainstorm ways that members of their community can help tackle the Global Goals
  • Seeing Sustainability, where players use their imagination to discover how the Global Goals might relate to works of art
  • Silly Sustainability Stories, where players roll a set of six dice and then create a story


Big Idea

Sustainability means healthy people, communities, and environments, now and in the future.

Learning Goals
  • Understanding of big ideas related to sustainable futures.
  • Awareness of the ways that sustainability is relevant to their lives and issues they care about.
  • Sense of self-efficacy related to sustainability, including their ability to take sustainable actions and participate in conversations about sustainable futures.


Year created

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums program is supported through funding from The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation.

Owning institution

Arizona State University


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