Keep Cool Mobile World Cup
We are in a testing period for an international environmental game - the online and mobile version of Keep Cool.
Up to 50 city mayors try to find a balance between economic growth, climate protection and the wishes of their citizens to win the game. It’s digital and multilingual. This allows us to invite everybody to a Keep Cool Mobile World Cup!
Try out the game, help us in developing it and join the competition!
Qualification period: Feb 15th - May 31th, 2019
Finale of best players: June 15th, 2019
Participating countries (so far): Germany, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine -- further countries highly welcome!
Participation is for free.
Why should you register and play?
- You will get to know a new game, which still can be improved with your feedback
- You might want to use the game in your work or your free time
- You will play with many Keep Cool friends from different parts of the world and can get in touch with them before, during or after the game
- You can win attractive prizes if you manage to qualify for the finale
- And in the end, of course, you will learn something about climate change
How to register, play and qualify?
- Go here: http://bit.ly/2S2Pc31 and register. You’ll receive an answer together with the exact name to be used for the games.
- Join a qualification game. They will be announced by your country coordinators via email and via facebook in the group "Keep Cool" in Eastern Europe. You’ll receive an acces link before every game.
- For each game in which you reach the year 2100 without hitting the 2-degrees warming limit, you’ll receive points. The country coordinators will announce the table with best players of your country from time to time.
How many points do I get for playing a game that reaches the year 2100?
- 1st place: 10 points
- 2nd place: 8 points
- 3rd place: 6 points
- 4th place: 5 points
- 5th place: 4 points
- 6th place: 3 points
- One point to each player (after place 6)
How many times can I play?
You can play as often as you want!
How is my final score counted?
- We’ll take the average of your 5 best games between Feb 15 and May 31 and add 0.2 points for every game you’ve played more that reached 2100.
- Example: a hard-working player “Julian MD” participated in 9 qualification games between Feb 15 and May 31. Two of them failed (passed 2 degrees). His scores are: 10-8-5-4-4-3-1-0-0. The average of his 5 best games is: 31 / 5 = 6.2. There were two more games that reached safely 2100, so plus 2*0.2 makes a final sum of 6.6 as final score for “Julian MD”. Would that be enough to reach the final game on June 15th?
How can I start a qualification game?
- An official qualification game must be announced in the facebook group at least 3 days before to give others a chance to plan and register. So write an email at least 3 days before the event to with the information: Day and Time of your game.
- You will receive a link and the name of your game - now you can promote it. You can invite anybody (friends, family, neighbours etc.) but you can also use the facebook group and the country coordinator will help you by announcing your event to other registered players. There must be at least 10 players until the end to make it a valid qualification game.
Any other questions?
Or even better: join the facebook group "Keep Cool" in Eastern Europe and post your question there.
On Keep Cool climate games in general (EN/DE): www.climate-worldcup.net
All data that you provide is only used for handling the world cup. At some point you will be contacted whether you agree that your email address and name will be stored to reach you with information about Keep Cool after the World Cup.
Keep Cool Board Game
The “Keep Cool!” board game was created by Klaus Eisenack and Gerhard Petschel-Held of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and published by the German company Spieltrieb in November 2004. In ”Keep Cool”, from three to six players representing the world's countries compete to balance their own economic interests and the world's climate in a game of negotiation. The goal of the game as stated by the authors is to "promote the general knowledge on climate change and the understanding of difficulties and obstacles", and "to make it available for a board game and still retain the major elements and processes".
Since 2013, EcoVisio is using the game during its educational activities. Together with our partners from Germany, Romania and Ukraine, we are creating a network of Keep Cool players in Eastern Europe. If you would like to be a part of it, join our Facebook group: "Keep Cool" in Eastern Europe.
Current project: ”Keep Cool” in Eastern Europe (2018-2019)
Together with our partners from Germany - the German Federal Environmental Foundation (orig. Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU) and the Humboldt University Berlin (orig. Humboldt-Universität Berlin) we are working towards having a big group of people who use the game in their work in schools, universities, during trainings or elsewhere. Everybody from Moldova, Romania and Ukraine is welcome to join and to contact us.
- February to June 2018: Working on and trying out a concept for a training on multipliers in Moldova
- May 2018 to June 2019: Training of multipliers in Moldova, Romania and Ukraine
- June 2018 to December 2019: Keep Cool events in Moldova, Romania, Ukraine - enlarging the network of players
- January - December 2019: International Keep Cool games through Keep Cool Mobile
In parallel, we work on the mobile version of the Keep Cool game - translation and updates for existing German-only game
In 2016-2017, a new edition of the game was printed in the framework of project ”Dialogue for Change” - 40 more games in Russian-English version for our partner non-formal education programs in other countries.
In 2015-2016, the game was adopted and translated, with permission from the authors, by an international team of German, Ukrainian and Moldovan activEco program alumni and members of “EcoVisio” Association, Moldova, with support from MitOst Association and British Council, Ukraine. After having played the original game many, many times, the team decided to change some numbers and rules in order for the game to be more up-to-date and exciting.
Besides, initially, there was only German-English version of the game. Since 2016, it is available in the following versions:
Russian & Romanian, English & Romanian, English & Russian, Ukrainian & Russian, Ukrainian & English.
View / download the most recent version of the Keep Cool rules (2018):
View / download Keep Cool rules from 2016:
And the outline for a Keep Cool workshop here: Keep-Cool_Workshop-outline.pdf
For more information:
And you can enjoy some pictures of the gaming and backstage process below: