Researchers at Birmingham University developed a game named "Rufopoly", in which players are taken on a journey through issues facing the rural-urban fringe within a fictional country called Rufshire. One of the aims of the game is to initiate discussions among stakeholders in the rural-urban fringe
Why is this Example Inspirational?
The game embodies an innovative approach to rural-urban fringe research, and interaction among stakeholders concerning issues in rural-urban fringe areas.
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The games design is clearly aimed at a British audience, where many conflicts in the rural-urban fringe concern issues of urban growth containment and the protection of greenbelt land. If the game was to be distributed across Europe, it may require adjustment to make it more relevant to other European debates.