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Hawai’i is a beautiful place, and many people believe this might mean it is also very environmentally friendly. The truth of the matter is that Hawai’i faces tremendous challenges in sustainability. Hawai’i imports 90% of its food, burns foreign oil for 90% of its electricity, and its people would run out of food in 3 days if the boats stopped coming. It’s clear that things need to change, but how?

Objective of the game:
Players are investors looking to invest in sustainability.
By employing green workers (Resource Cards) and investing money, your aim is to invest in green businesses that reduce Hawaii’s waste, dependence on foreign oil, and imported food.
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I: $200K

D: $25K

GBO Hawai’i is a game that showcases the transition to a sustainable and healthy future for Hawai’i.
If you like the card game of GBO Hawai’i, you can order the upgrade to the board game for just $20 more. See our website, www.GBOHawaii.com, for more information! The upgrade includes a beautiful 20” by 20” board, new Chance and Policy Cards, Player Pieces, and....the oil industry lobbyists!
Game developed by Scott Cooney, Adjunct Professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and author of Build a Green Small Business (McGraw-Hill).

SETTING UP
1. Roll a die. Highest roller will go first and play proceeds left. 2. Set up a bank by putting the money on one place on your table (and elect a banker, if one person is good with math). Each player starts with $500,000. 3. Shuffle the Business, Policies & Events, Chance, and Resource decks. Each player gets dealt four Resource Cards and one Chance Card. Place the rest of those decks in the middle of the table, face down. Lay five Business cards out on the table face up. 4. Deal five Policies & Events Cards, face down, on the table next to the player who rolled highest. Each player gets to preview one of these cards (of their choice) at the beginning of the game, which might help inform their strategy! 5. Set one of the six sided die by the player who rolled highest. Use this to keep track of which turn you’re in throughout the game. Each time player 1 goes, move the die to the next number higher.

If the card flipped over is marked Policy (left), it stays in play the rest of the game unless something in the game takes it out of play. The action of all Policies in play affects players at the beginning of each of their turns. If the card flipped over is marked Event (right), the action happens immediately and then the card is discarded.

POLICY STATE PASSES FEED-IN TARIFF LAW
Residents now able to sell their extra solar power back to the grid! Owners of Solar Installers gain $20,000 this turn, and draw one Chance Card each turn this card is in play.

BIOTECH COMPANY SUES LOCAL FARMER FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING THEIR GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GMO) SEEDS

Everyone in the local food community must band together to fight off lawsuit. Split legal fees of $60,000 between all businesses run by Sustainable Food Entrepreneurs.

This card cancels “end of solar tax incentives” card.

EVENT

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PROCESSION

Action items below are marked with numbers. If they’re marked with the same Hawai’i number, that means they can be done in any order at that stage of the turn.
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3 I: $200K

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Dividends. Begin your turn by collecting dividends from the bank on the investments you have in play. Collect dividends (marked “D:” on the business cards) at the beginning of every round after the round in which you start them. For instance, this Geothermal Plant will pay you $25,000 per turn!

Making investments. Players may invest in any of the five businesses that are available by using the resources required. For the Geothermal Plant, below, you’ll need a Clean Tech Engineer, 3 Green Collar Workers, an Approved Permit, and $200K. As soon as a player invests in a business, that business card becomes theirs, and another is immediately drawn to replace it on the board, so that there are always five businesses available for investment.

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Policies & Events Cards. Starting in turn 2, the player who rolled highest flips over a Policies & Events Card and puts it into play. After the Policies & Event Card is played, the player may proceed with the rest of his or her turn. Only the player who rolled highest puts Policies & Events Cards into play.

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PLAYING THE GAME (CONTINUED)

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Chance Cards. These may be played during your turn to improve your fortune (some can be played anytime--it’ll say on the card if that’s the case). For instance, if you have this Chance Card that allows you to get carbon offset credits for a sustainable forestry company, you’ll want to keep an eye open for a forestry company to invest in so that you can cash in the Chance Card’s $50K bonus. NOTE: you are limited to 3 Chance Cards in your hand at the end of your turn. If you end your turn with more than 3 Chance Cards, you must choose and discard enough cards to bring you down to 3 total. Put those discarded cards at the bottom of the Chance Card draw pile.

What happens if you don’t have the exact Resources you need? Roller may trade cards (including Chance, Resource, and Permit) during his or her turn with any player in order to get the specific cards they want. In addition, players may, at any time, trade two Resource Cards into the deck in exchange for one drawn off the top (random).

YOUR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY BUSINESS QUALIFIES FOR CARBON OFFSET CREDITS

There is also some flexibility in the workforce. a Green MBA is a wild card--it can be used as any other Resource. For instance, if you want to start the Geothermal Plant business (see page 3), and don’t have a Clean Tech Engineer Entrepreneur Card, the Green MBA can serve that role.

Use this card to earn $50,000 if you have a Sustainable Forestry business in play.

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Permit Applications and Approved Permits. Permits are required for some kinds of businesses, particularly large scale developments and construction projects. If a business needs an Approved Permit, a permit icon will appear in the blue field next to the Resources needed (see the Geothermal Plant business, page 3, for instance). To apply for a permit, pay $10,000 during your turn and draw a Permit Application Card. Then on your next turn, roll one die. Roll a 1-5 and your permit is approved (flip it over to the “Approved Permit” side). Roll a 6 and your permit is delayed another round! (We tried to make this game reflect real life--there’s bureaucracy involved!) It’s a good idea to apply for a permit before you actually need one. When you use an Approved Permit to invest in a business, simply return that card to the Permit deck on the board.

You can also use any entrepreneur card as a Green Collar Worker. So if you have a Clean Tech Engineer Entrepreneur and three other entrepreneur cards, you can still start the Geothermal Plant business on page 3, even if you have no Green Collar Workers.

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Bonuses. In the green field at the bottom, you might note that some businesses have bonuses. If you see a bonus field like this one, you’d draw two Resource Cards if someone starts a Green Hotel business. This is a result of the idea of coopetition: a green hotel would likely send a lot of referrals to other ecotourism businesses. End of your turn. Draw a Resource Card at the end of every turn, and a Chance Card at the end of every odd numbered turn (noted on the die). As soon as you draw the card(s), your turn is over, so make sure you did everything you wanted to do during your turn before you draw!

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END GAME
Green Jobs Created. Count the number of green hard hat and entrepreneur icons on all of your businesses. This business would give you 4 jobs to add to your total, for instance.

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SAMPLE SCORECARD
Triple Bottom Line Scorecard. Using scrap paper, you can draw up a scorecard like this one for each game of GBO Hawai’i you play. Imagine in this game that Mo ended the game with 4 dump trucks, 6 barrels of oil, 5 cans of “FOOD”, 16 jobs created, and $582,000. Put those figures in the first column under Mo’s name. Kyla had 1 dump truck, 7 barrels of oil, 7 cans of “FOOD”, 18 jobs, and $612K. Jenn had 0, 8, 6, 16, and $654K, and Paul had 3, 4, 9, 18, and $575K. All these figures are in black. Ranking the players in their performance in offsetting waste (dump trucks) shows that Mo took first place ranking, Paul second, Kyla third, and Jenn last. Similarly, Jenn won oil, Paul won “FOOD”, Paul and Kyla tied for jobs, and Jenn won money. All these figures are in blue. Sum up the blue ranks and the lowest total wins (total ranks are in green).

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D: $25K D: $25K

I: $200K
Eco-Credits. Count the number of oil barrels, dump trucks, and cans of processed “FOOD” on your businesses in the area marked with the red circle with the line through it. This business counts for 3 barrels of oil, for instance. Money made. Count all of the investment costs of your businesses you still have at the end of the game, and add that to the amount of cash you have left on hand to give you a total financial performance for the game. If you’d started this business during the game, for instance, you’d add $200K to your total net worth at the end of the game.
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Mo

Kyla

Jenn

Paul

# Rank # Rank # Rank # Rank
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3 I: $200K

D: $25K
D: $25K

1 3 4 3 3

2 7 7 18
612

3 2 2 1 2

0 8 6 16
654

4 1 3 3 1

3 4 9 18
575

2 4 1 1 4

(Plus your cash!) Sarah Jeff Kathy

WINNING
Rank players’ performance in each category. Whoever offset the most dump trucks, for instance, gets 1st place ranking in that category (Kathy, at right). In the case of a tie, both players get the lower (better) rank. If two people tie for the most green jobs created (Kathy and Jeff), they both get a 1st place rank, and the next rank that’s given is a 3. Add all five categories this way. Lowest total rank wins! In this case, Kathy had the best overall green investment portfolio and wins this round of GBO Hawai’i!

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582

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rank

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12

12
7

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