Board Game for Collective Learning on Green Roof Ecosystem Services

  • Rattanapan Phoomirat
  • Jarumon Akkapiphat
  • Pongchai Dumrongrojwatthana
Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 18)


“The green roof game” was created for collective learning on green roof ecosystem services. The ultimate goal was to raise awareness of people to increase urban green space. The game was composed of a gameboard and artefacts including 3D-tokens of trees, shrubs, herbs, grass, ponds, and solar panels. Each token contained an ecosystem service point. Each gaming session was begun by the players answering the pretest. Then, they were asked to construct their own green roof. After finishing, the players were asked to calculate the ecosystem service score of their roof in four dimensions followed by completing the posttest. A debriefing was then conducted. This game was implemented with 285 participants. The results showed that this game could facilitate participants’ understanding on green roof ecosystem services. Players suggested to have more plant species to make the game be more fun and real. They also suggested the researchers create an online computer version for greater public use.


Roof garden 3D board game Urban Thailand 



The authors would like to thank the 90th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University, Ratchadaphiseksomphot Endowment Fund (GCU-GR1125603028D No. 25) and Department of Biology, Faculty of Science for the budgetary support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rattanapan Phoomirat
    • 1
  • Jarumon Akkapiphat
    • 2
  • Pongchai Dumrongrojwatthana
    • 2
  1. 1.Biological Sciences Program, Faculty of ScienceChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand

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