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Inspired by games like Monopoly, SimCity and Snakes and Ladders, CIFOR scientists designed the Landscape Game to help players experiment with the likely impacts of human actions in a landscape where competing land uses and policy dynamics interact. The game challenges players to maximise their revenues, while at the same time being mindful of ecological and social conditions indicated by factors such as landscape diversity, carbon sequestration and job creation. CIFOR researcher Rika Harini Irawati gave this presentation explaining the Landscape Game at the MODSIM International Congress on Model and Simulations held on 12–16 December 2011 in Perth. The conference took the theme ‘Sustaining Our Future: understanding and living with uncertainty’.