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Datopolis

The open data board game
Datopolis is a board game about building things - services, websites, devices, apps, 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 players build contribute to making Sheridan a healthier, wealthier, happier place to live.

There’s a short version and a long version of Datopolis. The short version is useful for team workshops and away days - it can be played within 20 - 30 minutes, and gets people comfortable talking to each other and negotiating to build tools with data. The longer version is for people who like to play board games - it has added role cards, bad things happening in Sheridan and generally more complexity.

This game was designed and developed by Ellen Broad & Jeni Tennison at the Open Data Institute, and the graphic design done by Chris Wells from FolkLabs.

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Why buy this?

  • collaborate or compete - you decide!
  • learn about what data can do
  • amazing puns

Requirements

30-60
2-5
12+

Vitals

Average Rating 4 reviews
Publish Date July 25, 2016
Edition Beta
Department Board Games
Setting Modern / Present
Primary Mechanic Trading

Open Data Institute

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Notes

  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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See It In Action

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Ratings and Reviews

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork

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