Landscape Game
Brings you to the dynamics of land competition, policy measures and
sustainability of a landscape


Do you know that almost a billion people in the world have played the game Monopoly and millions of people are playing SimCity? Do you know that neither Monopoly or SimCity consider ecosystem sustainability and global warming?

The Landscape Game offers a more intelligent game that is fun, environmentally conscious and sensitive to government policy and market dynamics. The Landscape Game operates on a landscape, which is a mosaic of various land cover and land use patches that work as an ecosystem. Through this game, stakeholders can experiment with the likely impacts of human actions in a landscape where competing land uses and policy dynamics interact. Policy makers can learn how to maintain and improve the sustainability and productivity of a landscape by using various policy instruments, e.g., rules, taxes, land use, incentives and disincentives.

This game introduces a variety of concepts such as landscape conservation, development, environmental services, investment alternatives, trade among players, competition and collaboration. The game challenges rational players to maximize their revenues, while at the same time taking care of the ecological and social conditions. Players who play to benefit these indicators will be rewarded at the end of the game.

Photo by: Hety Herawati


Download the game manual:

Download the landscape game flyer:

File PDF: English and Bahasa Indonesia (size 1 MB)

Download the landscape game pieces:

File ZIP: Pieces (size 117 MB)

For further information please contact:

Dr. Herry Purnomo (
or Rosita Go (
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Jalan CIFOR, Situ Gede
Bogor 16115, Indonesia
Tel. 62-251-622622
Fax. 62-251-622100