Why make a boardgame about Energy?

We are Jöbke, Milo, Yvonne and Wouter, and we are passionate about sustainable energy. Our generation has the challenge to create an “energy transition” from coal and gas to clean energies such as wind and solar energy. This is necessary in order to stop, or at least slow down climate change and keep our planet habitable for the future generations.

But, this is not as easy as it sounds, as we have learned in our jobs. To make people aware about this challenge, we have created an exciting board game: “GigaWatt”, with a very enthusiastic team in Amsterdam. We are working hard on finishing this beautiful and fun game, which will be released through a Kickstarter Campaign launching 1 March 2022!

What is the game about?

In GigaWatt players are European regions that compete to be the first economy on fully sustainable energy. You invest in energy plants, technology cards, battery storage and a European power network to trade electricity with other players. The challenge is to keep up with the growing electricity demand in your region, while keeping unpredictable production and demand in balance. Altogether your strategy needs to generate more profits than the other players, because closing down dirty coal and gas plants can only be done 1 by 1 through an auction.