Ecologies Card Game

Ecologies Card Game

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Grades: 4-AD

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world in Ecologies – well, actually, it’s a dog-eat-rat world, ecologically speaking! The goal of this delightfully educational game is to create sustainable ecosystems across environments such as Desert, Grassland, and Ocean. Illustrated cards serve as these Biomes, as well as the Plants and Animals within them. Players take turns drawing and playing cards to create balanced ecologies. For instance, a healthy temperate forest ecology contains blackberries (producing plant), bees (to feed on the blackberries), frogs (to eat the bees), hawks (to eat the frogs), and earthworms (to decompose everything). Once a biome is complete, it offers bonuses ranging from points, to extra cards, to sabotaging another player’s ecosystem. The trick is that players can only play cards “up” the food chain, and players are limited to a small handful of cards, often leaving half-finished ecosystems worth very few points. To alleviate this danger, players are encouraged to make trades – sometimes asymmetrical – with their competitors. It’s not uncommon for players to offer up a fistful of unusable animals in exchange for the one missing link they need to complete their ecosystem! Adding another element of unpredictability are powerful Biotic and Abiotic Factor cards, providing bonuses to oneself or inflicting setbacks upon opponents. With gorgeous John James Audubon-style artwork, open gameplay, and vocabulary and animal diet information galore, this game is equally at home as a science supplement or a family game. Includes 77 organism cards, 21 biome cards, 5 biotic factor cards, 5 abiotic factor cards, and instructions for play. For 1-6 players, with a playing time of 30-60 minutes.

Publisher Description:

In ECOLOGIES, you build and maintain food webs in diverse biomes around the world. Each biome has a different ecology, and gives unique rewards when it is healthy and balanced. But watch out, your opponents may decide it's easier to disturb and degrade your ecosystems than nurture their own. In this hectic environment, you must choose how best to protect and care for your ecologies.

Designed by a biology teacher, the game includes 77 unique organisms, 7 biomes, and beautiful vintage Victorian art. (108 cards total)

The game play is rooted in authentic science, as it is used in the classroom to teach real concepts to biology students. While it is scientific enough for the classroom, it is also strategic enough for any game night.

There is a 24 page rule book included with the card game that also gives an overview of the science.


Category Description for Ecologies Game:

It’s a dog-eat-dog world in Ecologies – well, actually, it’s a dog-eat-rat world, ecologically speaking! The goal of this delightfully educational game is to create sustainable ecosystems across environments such as Desert, Grassland, and Ocean. Beautifully illustrated cards serve as these Biomes, as well as the Plants and Animals within them. Players take turns drawing and playing cards to create balanced ecologies. For instance, a healthy temperate forest ecology contains blackberries (producing plant), bees (to feed on the blackberries), frogs (to eat the bees), hawks (to eat the frogs), and earthworms (to decompose everything). Once a biome is complete, it offers bonuses ranging from points, to extra cards, to sabotaging another player’s ecosystem. The trick is that players can only play cards “up” the food chain, and players are limited to a small handful of cards, often leaving half-finished ecosystems worth very few points. To alleviate this danger, players are encouraged to make trades – sometimes asymmetrical – with their competitors. It’s not uncommon for players to offer up a fistful of unusable animals in exchange for the one missing link they need to complete their ecosystem! Adding another element of unpredictability are powerful Biotic and Abiotic Factor cards, providing bonuses to oneself or inflicting setbacks upon opponents. With gorgeous John James Audubon-style artwork, open gameplay, and vocabulary and animal diet information galore, this game is equally at home as a science supplement or a family game. For 1-6 players, with a playing time of 30-60 minutes. Each edition contains all-new biomes, animals, and Biotic and Abiotic factor cards, and can be played standalone or mixed with the original game.

Category Description for Biology Games:
Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
4
Grade End
AD
EAN
860003217702
Format
Other
Brand Name
Montrose Biology
Weight
0.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
3.62" x 2.62" x 1.75"
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I hope to have my kids engage in more educational games that teaches them and also heightens their awareness of God's wonderful creation
Luanne N on Aug 9, 2022
Looks well made and engaging.
Punam R on Nov 30, 2021
I hope to have my kids engage in more educational games that teaches them and also heightens their awareness of God's wonderful creation
Luanne N on Aug 9, 2022
I have been looking at this game for a long time! I am extremely excited to add this to our homeschool. We just studied biomes and are now starting botany. This seems to be a useful tool for our science class.
Dedra on Mar 1, 2022
Looks well made and engaging.
Punam R on Nov 30, 2021
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Loredana F on Nov 29, 2021
Looks like a unique family game
Rita B on Nov 23, 2021
My daughter loves nature, and I couldn't resist the illustrations.
Kerry R on Nov 15, 2021
I have been looking at this game for a long time! I am extremely excited to add this to our homeschool. We just studied biomes and are now starting botany. This seems to be a useful tool for our science class.
Dedra on Mar 1, 2022
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Loredana F on Nov 29, 2021
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Fun Science!
Fantastic to review food webs and talk about factors that can affect those webs. First time playing it with our middle schooler and was thoroughly engaged. Fun, engaging, and fantastic resource for science. I hope the creator makes more games like this on different areas of science!
April 13, 2022
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