Top 5 Games That Incorporate Fun with Regeneration and Sustainability

If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming an eco-hero, defending the planet, and championing sustainability, this is your moment to learn how… while gaming!

Get ready to free-dive the ocean depths, build ecosystems, create strategic partnerships, and terraform your very own wasteland back to a thriving atmosphere with these games.

1. Cascadia (Board game)

Cascadia is a strategy game similar to well-known Catan, but with environmentally-driven elements that are both relaxing and thought-provoking.

Set in the Pacific Northwest, players must populate their terrain with wildlife and manage it, and grow and maintain interconnected habitats in order to win.

2. Beyond Blue (Access online with Steam)

Beyond Blue offers a visually stunning gaming experience that entertains while showing the wonders of the ocean and the importance of maintaining it.

The game’s narrative revolves around Mirai’s deep-sea research, and her interactions with a team of scientists as they overcome challenges and uncover secrets of the ocean.

3. ECO (Access online with Steam)

Eco is an immersive simulation game. Players must build a sustainable, harmonious society in a dynamic and evolving ecosystem while tackling environmental concerns in a virtual world.

4. Daybreak (Board game)

The same group that brought us Pandemic a few years ago now offers Daybreak, a cooperative and multi-player board game.

You and your band of eco-warriors can save the world—but only if you work together to build communities and develop the right technologies. If you can work together to prevent a crisis, you all win!

5. Terra Nil (Online game)

Terra Nil is an intricate strategy game that puts environmental restoration at the forefront while also immersing players in beautiful, serene aesthetics.

While the gameplay is focused on environmental restoration, Terra Nil also weaves in an intriguing narrative that provides context for the damaged landscape and your mission to heal it.

Honourable Mentions

  1. NASA Climate Kids (Free online games). NASA provides a treasure trove of kid-friendly games focused on environments, restoration, and ecosystems.
  2. Illuminate (Free online game). Teaches the ins and outs of reducing greenhouse gasses and tackling climate risks.
  3. Climate Game (App). Helps players discover how small steps can have a big impact on our global carbon emissions.
  4. Eco-Earth: Idle and Clicker Game (App). Designed to show individuals how to make choices that contribute to a healthier planet through chill idle play.
  5. Regenerate! (Board game). Players must work together to restore balance to a desolate landscape and revive a dying planet.

So, as you embark on your eco-gaming journey, remember that you’re contributing to a greener, more sustainable future for all. Play on, eco-champion!

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