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Ray MartinBy Ray Martin
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Ray MartinBy Ray Martin
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Playing Clean Oceans
Playing Clean Oceans

 Why a game about ocean plastics? The oceans are filling up with plastic waste. The plastic waste hurts fish, birds, sea mammals and all humans. Let's stop putting plastic waste in the oceans, and let's remove plastic waste from the oceans, too. 

Help Dean & JoJo remove plastic. Dean Bernal is a man who rescued and befriended JoJo, a wild dolphin. The characters of Dean & JoJo now work to fight ocean plastic. When JoJo jumps over a piece of plastic garbage, the garbage is captured and removed from the playing board.

                  Single use plastics need to be reduced or eliminated

Garbage found in the ocean
Garbage found in the ocean

Derived from Fox and Geese: The Clean Oceans game is based on the ancient Norse game "Fox and Geese". Most board games are "symmetrical" where each player has equal resources. However, Clean Oceans is an example of an asymmetrical game, where there is only one JoJo with special power competing with many pieces of garbage. Every time JoJo jumps over a piece of garbage, the garbage is removed from the board. But if the garbage trap JoJo , then the garbage wins.

Move pieces using the stylus
Move pieces using the stylus

Self-contained board game: The board game is self-contained, with all game pieces permanently secured behind a transparent shield. Game pieces are moved using the included magnetic stylus. This design keeps the game together for years of fun with no missing pieces.   Here is a video about our self-contained board games.  

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Educational and fun: Thus strategy game teaches children about the importance of clean oceans. Play it in the classroom, the car, or the park. 

Many good Groups are working on the ocean plastics problem: If you want to learn more about how to address the problem of ocean plastics, help the people working at these organizations:

PlasticOceans.org,   www.TheOceanCleanup.com,   www.surfrider.org,   oceana.org, storyofstuff.org, The Blu, 5 Gyres, Take3.org, The Environmental Defense Fund, byebyeplasticbags.org,  Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC.org),  The Nature Conservancy (nature.org),   Lonely Whale Foundation, Bahamas Plastic Movement, Parley for the Oceans, Algalita, The Clear Blue Sea, Earth Day Network, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, One Green Planet, Plastic Change, PlasticPollution.org, Plastic Pollution Coalition, and Plastic Oceans.

That's a long list, and I know there are probably more organizations working on the problem. There is a lot of work to do to get clean oceans. If we've missed any organization please let us know!

Risks and challenges

If we humans don't change our relationship with plastics then we are heading toward a world where there is more plastic in the ocean than fish.

One challenge is that plastics are very useful, inexpensive, and have many advantages. Finding suitable replacements and solutions will take creativity, education, and persistence. Thank you for your help.

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    Downloadable Printable Clean Oceans Game

    Download this printable version of the Clean Oceans game. Print the file, cut out the game pieces and play the game.

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    Clean Oceans: Dean & JoJo Plastics Game

    Help JoJo capture ocean plastic waste and remove it from the ocean. Based on the rules of the ancient Norse game "Fox and Geese". This is a self-contained magnetic board game where all the game pieces are permanently enclosed behind a transparent shield and moved with the included magnetic stylus.

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