Fun Games, Clean Planet

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Board games are fun.

That doesn't mean they cannot be environmentally friendly.

What is FGCP?

Fun Games, Clean Planet is an initiative to recognize tabletop games that are designed, produced, and otherwise created in a way that promotes sustainability. From materials to methods, this initiative seeks to positively change the board game industry.

Our standards are not incredibly strict and are easily achievable. However, even though these standards are easily met, most game manufacturers still choose non-ecofriendly practices. Games that adorn this logo have been proven to make strides towards environmental design, materials, and fulfillment.

If you have a game or know of a game that has been designed with the environment in mind, please review our standards below and fill out the form.

How are board games not sustainable?

Board games are notorious for overabundance of unnecessary materials. Some examples that come to mind are plastic miniatures, plastic inserts used to organize game boxes, single-use shrink wrapping, and so on. These are components are not currently recyclable and will remain on our planet forever.

There are plenty environmentally friendly alternatives to these harmful materials that do not sacrifice game play experience.

Products in this stock photo do not meet our standards.

Our Standards Are Simple

Environmental Design

Games are to be designed with fewest amount of components, highlighting efficiency and minimizing waste.

Environmental Components

Games are to be produced with biodegradable components, such as wood, cardboard, organic fabrics, etc.

Environmental Fulfillment

Games are to be fulfilled as environmentally friendly as possible, from packaging to shipment.

How can I help with the FGCP Initiative?

You can help by recognizing games that meet our standards and demanding to board game companies to do so. If you feel like a game meets our standards, feel free to fill out the form to the right.

Other steps that you can take involve the following:

  1. Back games on Kickstarter that follow our standards.
  2. Demand that board game designers, producers, and manufacturers go the extra mile for the environment
  3. Subscribe to our newsletter by filling out the form to the right for upcoming ethically created games, news about environmental procedure in the board game industry, and for more information about environmental activism in tabletop.

Contact

You can contact FGCP at fgcp@pleiades.games for any questions, concerns, comments, to learn about getting this label on your game and Kickstarter, or if you have any input on this initiative.

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