Balangay Entertainment
Based in Quezon City, Philippines

Release date:
Tentative: 2018

Card game


Regular Price:

PHP-To be announced-


Resilience: Survive and Thrive is a simulation game about the relationships between economic development and climate change resilience. In the game, you are community leaders that are competing to have the most developed community. However, the communities are located in the same region and share natural resources and the environment. Too much unchecked development can lead to environmental destruction which puts every community at a higher risk from extreme weather events. You must cooperate in maintaining the environment but compete in having the most developed community. The player with the most developed community at the end of the game is the winner. The game was designed to be an educational tool for community leaders and students.


Resilience: Survive and Thrive was developed in 2014 as a collaboration between Balangay Entertainment and the UP Marine Science Institute under the Biodiversity and Resilience Project (BaRC2). The aim of BaRC2 was to create layman materials about the research of the MSI scientists. 4,000 copies of RST were printed and distributed to different advocacies, educators, and coastal universities across the Philippines. RST was also accepted and presented at the World Environmental Educational Congress 2015 (WEEC2015) held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The game's commercial license is currently being processed in preparation for bringing the game to the market.


  • Contains 150 cards
  • The game's cards and board also feature different flora and fauna from the Philippines.
  • The game can support 3-4 players
  • For ages 14 and above
  • Game time: 15-45 minutes
  • Official UP Product


Tutorial YouTube


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Selected Articles

  • "How to survive climate change? Try this tabletop game"
    - Pia Ranada, Rappler
  • "UP develops 'disaster game'"
    - Mornings @ ANC, ABS-CBN
  • "A new game people play to survive, thrive"
    - Mariejo Mariss S. Ramos, Inquirer

BPO Radio Guesting
The stream from when the game was demoed at BPO Radio facebook.com.

About Balangay Entertainment

Balangay Entertainment is a tabletop game design group that designs compelling games infused with Philippine culture. Balangay believes in the power of games as an artistic and compelling medium that can entertain as well as drive social and cultural change. They design educational games, Philippine Folklore games, Philippine Popular culture games, and games that are just for fun.

More information
More information on Balangay Entertainment, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Resilience: Survive and Thrive Credits

Bayosa Aya Carino-Valdez, Nicanor Marco Valdez
Project Management

Bayosa Aya Carino-Valdez, Marx Ian Rulloda, Karlo Gabriel Senga, Nicanor Marco Valdez
Game Design and Development

Bayosa Aya Carino-Valdez, Dr. Laura David, Sheila Ruth Magdaraog, Dr. Elena Pernia, Talna Lorena Dela Cruz, Raiza Gonzales

Laurenzo Alba, Gigil Estacio, Aaron Elmer Galzote, Elizabeth Joy Santos
Graphic Design

Dr. Laura David, Dr. Elena Pernia, Dr. Jurgenne Primavera, Bayosa Aya Carino-Valdez, Sheila Ruth Magdaraog, Mariano Roy Duya, Anabelle Cruz-Trinidad, Talna Lorena dela Cruz, Raiza Gonzales
Technical Consultants

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks