GigaWatt – a Power Play for the Future Kickstarter Spotlight

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GigaWatt – a Power Play for the Future
Publisher: Play for the Future
Designers: Jöbke Janssen, Milo van Holsteijn, Yvonne Mak, Wouter Vink 
Number of Players: 1-6
Ages: 12+
Time: 60-120 minutes.

GigaWatt is an energy-themed strategic board game in which you lead one European region to a clean energy future. This Amsterdam based game launched through Kickstarter on the 1st of March. 

Build power plants and trade electricity to become the first to fulfil the energy transition!

During your journey you face realistic challenges: explosive growth of electricity demand, protests in your region, negotiations with other regions and decisions between technologies… 

So what will you do? Shut down your coal plants faster, risking black outs or rely on coal for longer, risking to lose the game and instigate climate change.

The aim of the game is to create awareness about the energy transition. This is important to keep the planet habitable for future generations. The creators are energy enthusiasts who developed Gigawatt as a hobby project and want you to have a playful & immersive experience of the transition. 

It is the first 100% realistic energy board game based on data research and interviews with dozens of energy experts. In the words of the New Scientist magazine, “It achieves something that even the best climate books rarely succeed at.” The game is sustainably produced and €1 per game will be donated towards energy poverty. Back the game on Day 1 and receive an extra discount of 10%. Additionally, you can receive up to 25% off on bulk purchases. Lastly, if you are in the first 400 backers, you become eligible to receive a Limited Edition Inception Coin.  

With a play time of approximately 90 minutes, availability in 4 different international languages and worldwide shipping, we think this game is worth checking out. Especially for energy enthusiasts, board game lovers, and anybody who is into Power, 💥Action, 🤝Lobbying and 🦄Unicorns. 

GigaWatt – a Power Play for the Future will be live on KICKSTARTER untilWed, March 30 2022 12:00 AM MST, and has surpassed it’s funding goal of $17,796.
Find out more at BGG.
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