anthropological boardgame

age 15+  |  4 players  |  3 hours

#degrowth  #circulareconomy  #deepecology

co-financed by the European Union


The indigenous Maring tribes of Papua Island have lived for 10000 years according to the cultural ways of their ancestors and in perfect harmony with the natural environment. Instead of conquering each other’s lands and unifying themselves into countries, they preferred to maintain a circular equilibrium of people, tradition and resources.

You will play one of the Tribes, struggling to maintain balance in times of globalization, which threatens to throw you off the scale. 

This is a board game for 4 players and around 3 hours of playtime. It’s based on academic research by Roy Rappaport (Pigs for the Ancestors, 1968, New Haven: Yale University Press) and you will find plenty of anthropological details in the storyline, while on the overall level, the Game tackles modern topics of Degrowth, Circular Economy and Deep Ecology.



co-financed by the European Union, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth

2020-3-PL01-KA205-094937  |  „Circular Maring World – Modeling sustainable development in the times of climate crisis”

Nausika Foundation (Poland)

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The Larpifiers (Greece)

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Fahrten Ferne Abenteuer (Germany)

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Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

The Game is published under the Creative commons CC BY-NC-ND license.

This license enables reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. 

read the PROJECT RESEARCH, which collects the feedback from 42 Local Events

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