Open data board game

Posted to Data Sharing  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Datopolis is a board game by Ellen Broad and Jeni Tennison from the Open Data Institute, and as you might expect, it promotes the use of open data.

Datopolis is a board game about building things — services, websites, devices, apps and research — using closed and open data. It’s set in a town called Sheridan, which is gradually declining as shops close, teachers quit, hedgehogs go extinct and pollution rises. The tools that players build contribute to making Sheridan a healthier, wealthier, happier place to live.

Sounds good to me.

For a limited time, you can buy the game on Game Crafter. You can also download the components from GitHub and print them yourself, because it’s all openly licensed, fittingly.

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