Landscape Game | Center for International Forestry Research

Welcome to the Landscape Game BETA

Invest in the forests, invest in your future to grow your wealth – but can you do it sustainably?

Game Overview

How would you invest in a forest? Would you cut it down for timber, or preserve it for carbon credits? Would you clear it for oil palm, or build a tourist eco-lodge? Can you get rich—and be eco-friendly at the same time? These decisions are yours to make in “Landscape Game.” Race your opponents to build your wealth, but don’t ignore the impacts of your actions if you want to win. Landscape Game was invented by Herry Purnomo, a scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and a professor at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB).

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Pick your language, pick your landscape

  • Download the app or play online

    Play with friends—or go it alone

  • Seven different landscapes

    Choose from Congo, Amazon, Java and others

  • Four different languages

    Play in English, Spanish, French and Indonesian

Video and Screenshots

Watch and learn

Photo gallery

Roll the dice, invest and win! Check out scenes from the Landscape Game.

“The purpose of the game is a learning tool to understand that in the landscape, there are many actors with legitimate interests. It’s for academia, community members, policy makers—anyone who is interested in balancing conservation and development, including climate change. … One billion people have played Monopoly—but Monopoly actually doesn’t teach you anything about sustainability. This game provides a new platform for how to learn this.”

  • Herry Purnomo
    Senior Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
    and inventor of “Landscape Game”


Get the app, or download the game now

The Landscape Game is now available for Apple app, Android and Windows Desktop.

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For all inquiries about the Landscape Game, please contact Herry Purnomo ( or Bayuni Shantiko (