Sustainable Development Geek

Sustainable Development Geek card game.
SDGeek, an exciting card game about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. © FDFA

Sustainable Development Geek is a card game that tests players’ knowledge and stimulates interesting discussions. The game, which is inspired by the 17 goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, challenges preconceived ideas and shows new ways of looking at development issues. You can order the game free of charge from this link and benefit from other materials that are available.  

The game aims to stimulate players to think about sustainable development in an entertaining way. It was created in the belief that development can only be successful and sustainable if we question, discuss and further develop our ideas about the subject.  Sustainable Development Geek can be played by two or more people in various ways and is also suitable for school classes or for use at large-scale events.

Sustainable Development Geek developed on the basis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs officially came into effect on 1 January 2016; they are valid for all countries and designed as a set of guidelines to help fight poverty, reduce inequalities, and manage climate change for the period up to 2030.

Three of the game’s 106 questions

As a preview, try to answer this sample of three questions from the game:

What proportion of the Swiss population between 16 and 65 years of age are functionally illiterate (people who learned to read and write, but cannot understand a basic text)?

Which type of energy receives the greatest amount of subsidies worldwide?

How long does a refugee live as a refugee on average?

How to order and other SDGeek items

You can order the game free of charge from the link below. Under Documents you can download the whole game in PDF, with the reference list get more background information to the individual questions, and create your own personal Geek glasses. If you have any questions or would like to participate in developing the game further, write to us at