Board game uses melting ice to highlight effects of global warming on animals

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Educational children's games have delved into territories such as environmental responsibility before – regular readers may remember our coverage of Play Rethink, for example. Treading the line between entertainment and education can be a tough act to pull off, however. MELTDOWN – a new board game from Germany – innovatively incorporates real ice to demonstrate the plight of polar bears whose habitat is being affected by global warming. Developed by communications agency Kolle Rebbe for the German children's science magazine GEOlino, the game requires players to first fill a mould with water and place it in the freezer. When ready,…

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