Banpu Announces Winner for ‘Energy on Board’ A Board Game Design Contest in the “Energy Sustainability” Theme
It was intense yet extremely fun throughout the competition for the “Energy on Board” activity, a board game design contest in the “energy sustainability” theme hosted by an international versatile energy provider, Banpu Public Company Limited. Following a number of workshops that allowed university students to gather knowledge and inspiration on energy sustainability topic from Banpu employees and energy experts as well as board game specialists over the past 3 months, on 4 December, the project brought 10 teams of skilled board game designers to the final round in search of the official winner at Rugby School Thailand in Chonburi province where Banpu has provided support on smart solutions since 2018. More than 30 students who joined the competition presented their final board game design works at the school and they had an opportunity to visit this smart campus to learn more about clean and sustainable energy and technology management, experiencing how solar rooftop and electric vehicles were used in the school.
The winning team at this year’s board game design contest was NongPedTheCat from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and Srinakharinwirot University. The team of 4, a mix of students from 2 universities, came up with “Recharge” board game, received an award of THB 50,000, together with the opportunity to showcase their winning board game at a world-class board game fair in Taiwan. In their game, players would take on a private power generator’s role who try to meet the rapidly growing demand from the expanding businesses and industries in the city. The player who managed power plants and businesses in a well-balanced, sustained, and most environmentally friendly manner will win. The game unanimously won with the idea of ??creating a board game that was fun, yet informative and perfectly addressed the issue of energy sustainability.
The team that won first runner-up and second runner-up awards, which received THB 30,000 and THB 20,000 respectively, were CO-BLOC from Silpakorn University and Hyphen from Mahasarakham University. “CO-BLOC” designed a board game with the same name as the team’s title and allowed players to create an ideal smart city with balanced resource allocation and energy management. Hyphen, on the other hand, came up with “Energy Startups,” where players would take on the role of new investors who were to win concession and set up renewable power plants in Thailand. The player who brought the most satisfaction value to the people would be the winner of the game.
Banpu also has a lot more board game activities for university students to join. For more information and updates, please visit BANPU B-Sports Thailand Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BanpuBSportsThailand.
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Banpu Public Company Limited is a leading international versatile energy provider with 3 core groups of businesses; Energy Resources, Energy Generation and Energy Technology in 10 countries: Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Singapore, Japan, the United States of America and Vietnam.