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A foresight board game that teaches you to think critically and imaginatively about emerging technology and the future of society. Did you miss our Kickstarter campaign? You can still pre-order your copy of the game!
A foresight board game that teaches you to think critically and imaginatively about emerging technology and the future of society. Did you miss our Kickstarter campaign? You can still pre-order your copy of the game!
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IMPACT: A Foresight Game

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IMPACT x TEACH THE FUTURE

For every $1,000 CAD we raise beyond our goal, we'll donate 5 copies of IMPACT: A Foresight Game to teachers and educational institutions who are actively bringing futures thinking into the classroom.

Imagine the Impact we could create—teaching critical and creative futures thinking to a generation of young people.

HOW IT WORKS:

We've partnered with Teach the Future, a non-profit organization focused on supporting educators who want to incorporate futures thinking into their curricula.

We'll ship the games to Teach the Future who will distribute them to their network of foresight-minded educators.

"By giving young people the tools to engage with the future early in life, we are equipping them to face uncertainties and challenges and helping them discover their role in shaping the future." - TeachTheFuture.org

ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR?

Are you an educator looking to bring futures thinking into the classroom? Contact Teach The Future to learn more about collaboration opportunities and how you can gain access to the free teaching materials and other resources they provide.

 

Impact: A Foresight Game is a serious board game designed by the foresight strategists at Idea Couture, a strategic innovation firm based in Toronto, Canada.

The game invites participants to take on professions of the future and navigate change in order to achieve their character's preferred future state.

Through playing the game, participants will: 

/ Learn the basics of futures thinking including some of the key terminology

/ Learn about the latest advances in science and technology (neurotech, nanotech, artificial intelligence, IoT, biotech, robotics) 

/ Practice thinking about how these emerging technologies could evolve and the various ways they could influence society

Impact was originally developed in collaboration with Policy Horizons Canada. The game’s narrative content is based on Policy Horizons’ report, MetaScan 3, which explores how disruptive technologies may shape the economy and society.

Impact: A Foresight Game is used within the Government of Canada to train policymakers to think critically and imaginatively about the future implications of emerging change.

Impact has been playtested by multiple government, academic, and industry foresight practitioners. Here’s what they have to say:

"Impact makes alternative futures more tangible. Its collection of provocative change drivers and speculative occupations challenged my own approach to my research around the Future of Work. I was immersed in a simulation that closely mirrored the laws of society. The game goes differently based on who is playing and what internal and external forces and perspectives are present. This training tool is invaluable in the business of foresight."

- Radha Mistry, Steelcase, Applied Research and Consulting

We’re now making Impact available to everyone and you can be one of the first few lucky individuals to play!

 

 

 

 

 IMPACT Exclusive

For our biggest supporters:

Put yourself in the game with a customized Job from the Future card based on your name, appearance and long-term aspirations.

We’ll design personalized Job from the Future cards for the first five supporters to back IMPACT: A Foresight Game with a minimum of CA$1,500. See yourself thrive in the future with this exclusive offer.

How it Works

1. Pledge the amount for IMPACT Exclusive 

2. We’ll get in touch with you once the Kickstarter campaign is complete to get an idea of what you want on your card and what domains it would influence 

3. Sit back and we’ll take care of the rest - you’ll get your copy of the game with your personalized job from the future card as soon as it’s ready!

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Risks and challenges

We're ready to start printing as soon as the Kickstarter campaign ends. We've adjusted the delivery times to account for the printing and shipping time that may be required with additional 1-2 weeks in case of any delays that may occur with the printer and/or shipping partner.

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