TAG: The Adaptation Game
Prepare for climate crisis in your town
TAG is a playful workshop that simulates how you and your community respond to the next ten years of climate change in your town.
Face imaginary climate disasters that are realistic for your town, based on local and global science
Imagine yourself making preparations both as an individual, and in connection with your local community
Get unstuck in your climate change prep thanks to a gripping imaginary scenario
Meet like-minded people and learn about local programs that you can tap into, as part of a half-day facilitated workshop
Play TAG near you
Next opportunity to play:
Merri-bek CERES event - 18th June 2023
We have customised TAG for residents of Merri-bek, in partnership with Merri-bek council. We will have 20 seats at our next session, which are bound to fill up fast!
TAG Greater Bendigo
Next opportunity to play:
Greater Bendigo event - 24 June 2023
We have been working with City of Greater Bendigo to offer TAG to local residents. This event will have only 20 seats available.
Play TAG at home
On the horizon...
We're working on a kit that will allow anyone to try TAG at home, right at the kitchen table. Stay tuned!
A facilitated, cooperative experience
We've designed TAG to be accessible to everyone. Even though it has "game" in the name, it's more of a platform for a community conversation. It is definitely not like Monopoly!
You don't need to be a gamer or "good at games"
In TAG you all work together, so there's no winners or losers
You'll be seated with 3 other community members, and 1 facilitator who will guide you every step of the way
The game itself lasts about 3 hours, and usually run as part of a larger workshop where you can meet like-minded folks and representatives from local organisations
The game is aimed at adults, deals with intense topics, and may not hold the attention of younger folks
During the imaginary scenario presented to you, you'll make choices like:
How to spend your available energy to make adaptations to your lifestyle
What to give up and what to maintain when times get tough
How to deal with some particularly trying moments during climate disasters
How to influence council to launch the kind of programs that would help you
How to come together with your community to become resilient
A customised community climate workshop for your local council
The Adaptation Game is a workshop for local governments to raise awareness and grow capacity towards climate-resilient communities. It is designed for people who accept climate change, but may feel uncertain about what they can meaningfully do about it.
Interested in running TAG for your community? We provide services to make TAG fit-for-purpose in your community:
Localisation of climate risk scenarios to match your local area
Facilitator training, so that TAG becomes an embedded capability in your team
Program design and operational supporting to ensure a smooth roll out in your community
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adaptation Game is in partnership with Deakin University and Merri-bek Council, with creative design and production by Goodmorningbeautiful, Amble Studio, Collabforge, and Wax Wings Games.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and recognise their continued custodianship and connection to the land, waters and community.