“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”—Carl Sagan
For centuries, an age-old question has yet to be answered: Are we alone in this universe? The exploration to find other worlds like Earth has been rejuvenated by the intense excitement and popular interest surrounding the discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other stars using the Kepler Space Telescope.
Does modifying the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology help support the impossibility of life on other planets? Answers may be found in the theoretical process called terraforming, which occurs when a planet, moon, or meteor is altered to replicate the biosphere of Earth so it is habitable for human existence.
Terraform, a collaborative board game, lets the imagination of the players explore strategies to make the planet Kepler 186F habitable. As players delve into the gameplay, they learn about factors that contribute to the overall conditions of our planet that we many take for granted, and what scientific elements support the process of terraforming a planet unlike our own.