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Year Published
2012
# of Players
1 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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CO₂
Alternate Names
CO2
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In the 1970s, the governments of the world faced unprecedented demand for energy, and polluting power plants were built everywhere in order to meet that demand. Year after year, the pollution they generate increases, and nobody has done anything to reduce it. Now, the impact of this pollution has become too great, and humanity is starting to realize that we must meet our energy demands through clean sources of energy. Companies with expertise in clean, sustainable energy are called in to propose projects that will provide the required energy without polluting the environment. Regional governments are eager to fund these projects, and to invest in their implementation.

If the pollution isn't stopped, it's game over for all of us.

In the game CO₂, each player is the CEO of an energy company responding to government requests for new, green power plants. The goal is to stop the increase of pollution, while meeting the rising demand for sustainable energy — and of course profiting from doing so. You will need enough expertise, money, and resources to build these clean power plants. Energy summits will promote global awareness, and allow companies to share a little of their expertise, while learning still more from others.

In CO₂, each region starts with a certain number of Carbon Emissions Permits (CEPs) at its disposal. These CEPs are granted by the United Nations, and they must be spent whenever the region needs to install the energy infrastructure for a project, or to construct a fossil fuel power plant. CEPs can be bought and sold on a market, and their price fluctuates throughout the game. You will want to try to maintain control over the CEPs.

Money, CEPs, Green Power Plants that you've built, UN Goals you've completed, Company Goals you've met, and Expertise you've gained all give you Victory Points (VPs), which represent your Company's reputation – and having the best reputation is the goal of the game ... in addition to saving the planet, of course.

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Game prototype components (these numbers and components may change)
1 main board 60x50 cm
5 player aids

Wooden tokens
100 small wooden discs (20 for each player)
20 wooden pawns (Scientists), 4 of each player color
25 white Technological Resource cubes
40 big, wooden purple discs (CEPs)
1 big red disc (CEP market price marker)
1 Global CO₂ Level marker
1 Decade counter
1 Round counter

Cardboard tiles
30 two-sided Project tiles
25 Green Power Plant tiles
10 Coal Fossil Fuel Power Plant tiles
10 Oil Fossil Fuel Power Plant tiles
10 Gas Fossil Fuel Power Plant tiles
8 Regional Agenda tiles
18 Summit tiles
1 'Start player tile'

Cards
26 Lobby cards
13 UN cards
7 Company Goal cards
7 Event cards - 6 regions + 1 global

Money
23 coins of 1 carbons
15 coins of 2 carbons
10 coins of 5 carbons
5 coins of 10 carbons

Player colors
Orange, green, yellow, cyan, black


Archive facts
First public playtest - 09/07/2009
Date of the first file - 10/05/2009


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MYBG Chinese edition
Publisher: MYBG Co., Ltd.
Artist: Zhao Run Quan, Giacomo Tappainer
Year: 2013
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Release Date: Jan 2013
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Lacerta Polish first edition
Publisher: Lacerta
Artist: Giacomo Tappainer
Year: 2013
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Release Date: Jun 17, 2013
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Giochix.it multilingual first edition, second printing
Publisher: Giochix.it
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Year: 2013
Product Code: GX015
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
English, French, German, Italian, Polishmore»
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Giochix.it multilingual first edition
Publisher: Giochix.it
Artist: Giacomo Tappainer
Year: 2012
Size: 12.28 x 12.28 x 2.87 inches
English, French, German, Italianmore»
Release Date: Oct 2012
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Stronghold Games English first edition
Publisher: Stronghold Games
Artist: Giacomo Tappainer
Year: 2012
Product Code: SG-8007
Size: 12.40 x 12.40 x 3.00 inches
3.30 pounds
English
Release Date: Dec 2012
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6 CO2 Player Aid, English, from the box
This is a copy of the official CO2 Player Aid, in English, 2-sided, placed here for all to copy and distribute freely.
English
2015-08-17
14 CO2 single page player aid
Single page player aid that includes some easily overlooked rules.
English
2015-06-01
5 CO2 variant
House rules for a game experience, where events can be more disastrous, expertise is made harder to achieve, Summits are made more valuable and the risk of reaching 500 ppm level is higher
English
2015-04-15
18 CO2 Keep in the Box Quick Reference
This document is something of a hybrid: part instructional, part quick reference, part rule clarification. I have found it really helps new players to follow along with it when I am teaching the game. In the end, these 4 pages are a great rule supplement and stay in my box at all times. v2.0 - Added rules for Arctic Expansion. Other minor additions and clarifications. Fits on 4 pages again. v1.2 - Added tie breaker information. v1.1 - Minor additions for completeness. No rule changes or corrections.
English
2015-01-21
5 Ayuda al Jugador
PDF de dos hojas que sintetiza las fases y acciones del juego. Ideal como ayuda mientras se juega. Está hecho en excel, y aunque he colgado un pdf, si a alguien le interesara puedo mandarle el fichero original para hacer modificaciones. También dispongo de una versión en blanco y negro.
Spanish
2015-01-19
5 CO² guide (Dutch)
Simple guide (Dutch)to teach and play CO²
Dutch
2015-01-07
5 How to teach CO2 guide
It's a guide on how to approach teaching CO2. There are a lot of rules in here (maybe too many) but it's not exhaustive in that respect. It's not supposed to be a teaching guide for someone who already knows the rules of the game.
English
2014-08-21
6 CO2 procedural player sheet
Short procedural instructions of a player turn for CO2, version a
English
2014-08-20
6 CO2 ausführliche Regelzusammenfassung
Eine ausführliche Regelzusammenfassung inkl. einer Spielkartenübersicht (Lobby, Konzernziele, usw.)
German
2014-02-02
4 CO2 Rulebook - Spanish Translation
Spanish translation of CO2 Rulebook (only text).
Spanish
2014-01-24
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Episode 42: CO2 and Game Snobbery
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Episode 20: The Settlers of Catan/Time Management
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The Boardroom - Episode one!
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The Boardgame Review Room: CO2 from Stronghold Games
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2013-10-22
Exploring Games, Episode 12: My Top 11 (or more) Favorite Game Mechanics
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2013-05-20
OBG 101: The Decision Horizon
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Garrett's Games 346 - CO2 and Copycat
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Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers: “Viking and Mouse Attack…” Episode 13
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