The Game

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The Play to Grow project has developed a new social impact board game, Bumper Crop, which is based on the experiences and challenges of being a small holding farmer in India, for both physical and digital platforms. A beta version of the digital prototype of Bumper Crop is now available to download for free on Google playstore:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=foam.bumpercrop

The equipment for the paper version of the physical prototype is available to download and print below in both English and Hindi.

BUMPER CROP CONCEPT

A Bumper Crop player’s objective is to complete the harvest of three crops first. Players roll a die to move backwards or forwards on a game board. They land on spaces and complete tasks to grow crops through a cycle of agro-food production. The design and structure of ‘Bumper Crop’ aims to simulate events in farmers’ lives as well as the agro-food production cycle as a whole. Events like water shortage, power failure, drought, floods and family situations like wedding and birth of a child are integrated into the game to create its own narrative. Thus, resolving conflicts is a part of the game play together with understanding the problems faced by an Indian farmer. To manage the game’s complexity and to keep gameplay interesting, both the challenges and their technical solutions were somewhat simplified compared to real life settings. However, players are able to find out more about farming practices and experiences referred to in the game by scanning ‘QR codes’ that appear on game cards with a QR scanning application on a mobile device. These codes link to selected videos from the Digital Green archive.

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BUMPER CROP PHYSICAL PROTOTYPE EQUIPMENT DOWNLOADS

Game Board Download387

Game Rules (English Ver.) Download355

Game Rules (Hindi Ver.) Download352

Game Board Space Cards (English Ver.)

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