Ark Nova Game

Ark Nova Game

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Item #: 000164
Grades: 9-AD

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

This new, award winning game lets you plan and design your own zoo! Using a huge deck of 255 cards, experience the excitement of building zoo enclosures, kiosks and pavilions as well as placing animals in enclosures, performing a variety of tasks and supporting conservation projects. Because there are so many cards, this game builds a huge variety into and between each game play, which keeps players coming back for another experience! During each turn, players will choose from five different options implemented by their action cards, which they can upgrade during the game. Players earn and track points for conservation and the appeal of their zoo. At the end of the game, players total their victory points based on how these points are balanced. For 1-4 players, with a 90 to 150-minute playtime.

Publisher Description:

In Ark Nova, you will plan and design a modern, scientifically managed zoo. With the ultimate goal of owning the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects all over the world. Specialists and unique buildings will help you in achieving this goal.

At the heart of Ark Nova are 255 cards featuring animals, specialists, unique enclosures, and conservation projects, each with a particular ability. Use them to increase the appeal and scientific reputation of your zoo and to collect conservation points. Each player has a set of action cards, which you will use and upgrade to carry out your plans.

Each player has a set of five action cards to manage their gameplay, and the power of an action is determined by the slot the card currently occupies. The cards are:

BUILD: Allows you to build standard or special enclosures, kiosks, and pavilions.

ANIMALS: Allows you to accommodate animals in your zoo.

CARDS: Allows you to gain new zoo cards (animals, sponsors, and conservation project cards).

ASSOCIATION: Allows your association workers to carry out different tasks.

SPONSORS: Allows you to play a sponsor card in your zoo or to raise money.

With a lot of love for the theme, game designer Mathias Wigge has created an interestingly interwoven game. With high replayability and rich components, Ark Nova provides a remarkable gaming experience that will bring the game to the table again and again.

Category Description for Strategy Games for All Ages:

Please also see our Logic - Games section for more excellent strategy games.

Primary Subject
Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
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Brand Name
Capstone Games
5.45 (lbs.)
14.38" x 11.75" x 2.75"
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Leslie P on Nov 23, 2018
It was highly recommended.
Allyson M on Jul 5, 2016
Previous use.
Leslie P on Nov 23, 2018
I've used Saxon curriculum in the past and have always been pleased with ease of use and the completeness of their scope.
Michelle S on Mar 12, 2017
It was highly recommended.
Allyson M on Jul 5, 2016
I have friends who have had great success using these materials with kids that were struggling or behind in reading, to bring them up to level.
Terisa V on Jun 8, 2016
I've used Saxon curriculum in the past and have always been pleased with ease of use and the completeness of their scope.
Michelle S on Mar 12, 2017
I have friends who have had great success using these materials with kids that were struggling or behind in reading, to bring them up to level.
Terisa V on Jun 8, 2016
Is there follow up to this curriculum once you've finished it?
A shopper on May 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Saxon Phonics Intervention, which is primarily for adult learners or jr or high school kids who are catchting up, does not have a follow-up curriculum.
During the program it is important to establish a reading habit - of both orally for 15-20 mins a day by the learner to a strong reader, and then level appropriate reading silently by the learner - say 30 mins a day.
The phonics flash cards and rules can be reviewed, also, as the reading continues. It is like anything - if you don't use it, you lose it, but if you do establish the reading habit, the vocabulary, etc. will grow rapidly, along with confidence
This is especially true for adults if a topic they enjoy (novels, mystery, etc) or know a lot about (Cars, mechanics, animals, etc) is the subject of what they are reading...
I hope this helps.
How many lessons are in the program? How long do the lessons take?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are 100 lessons in the program. We spent about 30 to 45 minutes on each lesson.
Can I use Saxon Phonics Intervention Home Study Kit for more than one student?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: the workbook is consumable, so you would have to make copies. also one child might need more repetition of a particular phoneme or sight word card than another, so you would have to be organized to teach more than one child at a time.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Intervention Greatness
To the real educators and parents out there ... This is a great tool to help assist struggling readers!! If you're too lazy to put in the time and effort, you won't receive the FULL benefits of this product.
December 4, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Exactly what we were missing
I have a 4th grader who has been struggling with reading. We believe he also has some learning blocks and is doing Brain Training Therapy that we also purchased from Rainbow Resource. Phonics Intervention has been very helpful for him. It is straight to the point, incremental and very complete. We have a 1st grader who is also doing the program along side of him so we aren't doing double phonics work. She easily keeps up. We have also turned this into our spelling program by not only reading the words each day, but by spelling them as well. If you want a complete phonics programs that moves quickly, and completely, I would recommend this program.
September 25, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
At the end of my daughters year of K class we were told she should be held back to take it again due to her slow learning we decided to take on homeschooling with both feet We were often told that she would just take off some time when every thing started to click for her So we spent about 2 years trying to gently open the shell she created for herself and slowly built up her confidence that she may be a slow learner but only because she has a different style of learning It took us awhile to get the hang of her style meanwhile a younger sister soon passed her in reading It started to bother her a little and was now ready to get serious No matter how hard she worked it didnt seem to come to her she just kept getting all the sounds mixed up She described it as she new the sounds in her head but couldn't get the right ones to come out She also hated how babyish all the programs seemed or memorizing word lists didn't come to her well either That is when i set out to look for something that was for older kids but still covered the basics from the beginning and kept a good consistant pace with lots of review and no pressure for wrong answers This program is totally it It addresses all the learning styles all the senses with seeing saying hearing and writing Constant review before every lesson coding marks with words ed lessons examples spelling rules sight words talks in teacher notes about different accents in different parts of the country and to teach accordingly I am just amazed at how easy it is to use and how through it is And my daughter is very proud of how far she has come and works harder to get better She is very committed to learning how to read with this program and that makes ALL the difference in learning for her Well worth every penny for the confidence and happiness it has brought my daughter
January 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
My son struggled with phonics from day 1 We tried several different programs but nothing seemed to click I was almost ready to throw in the towel and send him to public school Thankfully I found Phonics Intervention He breezed through the first 15 lessons or so and his confidence soared After working diligently through the book he is now reading quite well All the skeptical family members are quite impressed with his progress! Thanks to Saxon we are going to keep on homeschooling!
April 6, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5
We have been using Phonics Intervention for 5 months with fabulous results My student has jumped two grade levels in reading with only half of the curriculum finished There is little to no teacher preparation Once you learn the pattern of activities each day is a breeze I did extensive research to find a suitable phonics program and I am extremely pleased with this purchase It takes about 45 minutes each day and it has 100 lessons
January 1, 2008

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