Act to Adapt

Photo by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Haiti – 2017


A giant board game during which the ‘community team’has to prioritise vulnerable community resources and take collective or individual actions to protect them from the ‘hazard team’.

Learning objectives

To experience the impacts of climate change; to explore how different community resources are vulnerable to different types of extreme weather and hazards and what you can do individually or in groups to address this.

Playspace requirements

A large space, big enough for all participants to make a circle.


This game is created as part of Y-adapt. Y-adapt is adapt is a curriculum consisting of games and playful activities, which helps youth to both understand climate change and to take practical action to adapt to the changing climate in their community.

This game is the product of a collaboration between PLAN International, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, the Philippines Red Cross, and PLAN Philippines.

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

For this game is needed:

Participants: 10-30
Facilitator skill: **/***
Minutes for gameplay: 30 - 60 min