RoundView Games Overview

The RoundView shifts the dial from chronic ‘short-termism’ towards embedded sustainable futures thinking in neighbourhoods, communities, landscape planning and decision-making on all levels.

We have developed a set of hands-on learning tools that make it easier for anyone to include this big-picture framework of sustainability in their teaching and engagement activities. The heavy lifting of teaching science is built into the game mechanics. By integrating poetry, art and puzzles, these tools allow multiple curricular entry points and enhance accessibility. Find out more about the use of poetry in the RoundView learning tools here.

These games hugely increase our potential reach, with over 133,000 people engaged in the 1.5 years since they have been launched.

The physical games are designed to work in facilitated workshops, classrooms and in self-directed learning. They can work as stand-alone exhibits in visitors’ centres, libraries and galleries. We are exploring funding sources to make these physical learning resources widely available. Please get in touch if you would like to know more!

We have created a suite of digital resources to help guide people through using the hands-on tools, with hints and further information – these are designed to work with the tools (e.g. for parents to find hints and ways to guide their children through the learning), and as a support for teachers and facilitators to learn more about the key concepts in advance of using the tools.

We aim to create digital versions of all of these games, as well as free download and print your own versions. In the meantime, we have a set of digital resources that teach the RoundView that were developed as part of the Carbon Landscape project. Note that these are aimed at Key Stage 2 (the latter years of primary school), and are tailored to work in the landscape between Manchester and Liverpool. As this is the landscape that fuelled the Industrial Revolution, and is thus of significance for our world story of the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, they can be used in other areas – with a bit of introduction as to why this part of the world is important. 

Download the resources and find out more here: