Because nothing says "fun" like cutting down the rain forest.
This game was designed for middle school students after reading about the negative effects of cutting down the rain forest. It's designed to show why deforestation continues to happen, even though people know it's harmful to the environment. It can be played between 15-50 minutes. The cards, rules, and game board are provided, all that is required is die. Page protectors and expo markers are not required, but are highly recommended to help conserve paper.
There are two types of coins. In the game they are worth the same, but can provide students with additional learning. Many trees are cut down and cleared in the rain forest in order to build more palm oil farms and plantations. One set of coins shows the type of products made with palm oil. The other set of coins shows animal species that can be found in the rain forests of Southeast Asia.