Ark Nova Game
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.
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.
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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.
over 7 years ago
over 7 years ago